September 17th, 2008

girl writing b&w

is predictability a bad thing?

Meme seen around, but stolen from inksplotched: post the first line from your fifteen most recent fics and look for a trend.

It seems I am terribly predictable when it comes to first lines. They tend to be descriptive, contain at least one name and rarely, if at all, contain dialogue. I was sure that I used dialogue as an opening line more often, but apparently not. The length, at least, doesn't seem to be predictable, but the rest does.

So I was wondering, is predictability a bad thing when it comes to first lines? And can anyone see anymore trends that I'm missing?

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