|Creating Great Openings Some of us at the chat last night (Oct. 25, 2004) decided to run another writing challenge to work up a few of us for NaNoWriMo. Challenge: Write a paragraph (or a couple) that opens a story, max 100 words. These 100 words should "hook" the reader immediately. In honor of Halloween approaching, a horror-suspence theme is optional. And the subs were: