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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Tuesday Tip - One sentence

Scent and smoke hit the taste buds with a thwack at three o'clock in the morning. (first version)
Scent and smoke and sweat can suddenly combine together and hit the taste buds with an acid shock at three o'clock in the morning. (second attempt)
The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three o'clock in the morning.
Opening sentence of Ian Fleming's first James Bond Novel, Casino Royale.
Tuesday Tip - One sentence can be the key to your whole book.

This anecdote from "Writing Your Way" by Manjusvara.


  1. Great Post. I actually found you from the blog hop over on she writes. I also like your post about the book stores. There is nothing like a little bookstore. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I thought Fleming's first version was the best by far!

  3. Hello Jennifer and Alis - nice to see you here. Perhaps we should have a vote on which Fleming version is the best!