Yesterday I read an article from Writer’s Digest magazine on how to hook readers with a strong beginning.
I have been working diligently on my draft WIPs of dark fantasy the last couple of days and wrote these sentences (the location is in mountainous terrain):
“Just as he was pondering his decision of an alternative path, a small herd of wild goats: a type of ibex, came face to face with him. The ram, of advanced age, carried a pair of curled, back pointing horns. He smiled as the flock of brown and black goats took to the high ground, bounding up the second path that led into the crags above, toward the linking pass. Then his decision decided for him, he turned to follow.
"Without warning the animals stopped, hesitated momentarily before wheeling where they stood and stampeded in his direction. "
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