Harvesting First Lines in Fiction

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About the author:
Gene G. Bradbury writes from his home in the Pacific Northwest where he lives with his wife, Debbie. His writing encompasses poetry, short stories, children's stories and education material for adults. He has self-published ten children's books, six books of poetry, and a book of short stories.

His writing may be found in various children's magazines and adult periodicals. The author also teaches adult classes in theology.

Gene has a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.Div. in Theology, and a Master's Degree in Spiritual Direction. Among his many interests he includes books and reading. He and Debbie collect books. A visit to their home is like a visit to a library. Gene is presently working on another children's picture book, and a book of reflective readings in summertime. He is involved in numerous writers' workshops and enjoys sharing his stories during school visits.

Visit GeneGBradbury.com to see his other books.

Harvesting First Lines in Fiction


Authored by Gene G. Bradbury

Harvesting First Lines is the sixth book of poetry by author Gene G. Bradbury.

The first lines of any book invite the reader to read further. The first line of the story must grab our interest. If it doesn't, it's unlikely we will read on. First lines move us to ask: What is going to happen next? Is this a book I want to read? Is this an author with whom I wish to spend time? Could this book become a favorite?

The poetry that follows each first line is Gene's response to the author's first words. Creativity, insightful pondering and kindness all add to the charm of his poetry.

Publication Date:
0997176431 / 9780997176438
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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