Tip: Avoid clichés like the plague. Okay, that was lame, but you should really try to avoid them where possible. Cute as a button, beat around the bush, cool as a cucumber, bull in a china shop, etc. have become trite because they are overused.

Thought: “First sentences are doors to the world.” – Ursula LeGuin.

Teaser: Create a scene using the following: You’ve been chosen, in a lab, splinter, guitar