Sunday, January 19, 2014


Get Attention

Exodus 3:2-3 “There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight – why the bush does not burn up.’”

Copy the first sentence from three books from your bookshelf (preferably from books you haven’t read yet).




Reread each sentence. Does it grab your attention? Does it make you want to keep reading?

The burning bush got Moses’ attention and lured him in for the rest of the message.

Now copy the first sentence from one of your works in progress.

Does it grab your reader’s attention and lure her in so she’ll stay for the rest of the story? If not, rewrite until it gets attention.

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