I am re-blogging this post from my early days on this blog to ask you – what book’s first line stayed with you the most? For the writers among my readers, what first line are you most proud of? Or better yet, do you put a lot of weight on the importance of a first line?
One of my writing lessons today was all about getting the reader interested in the story you have to tell. It made me think about what makes me want to continue reading. Of course, the first line is key.
I found this great infographic from Scribendi.com which they will generously share as long as they are properly credited. Fair enough! Please click on the link below the image and check out their website. They have some helpful articles for writers — and they provide editing and proofreading services to boot.
What a powerful list of novels first lines! My most memorable has always been A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
As I ponder the beginning of my book (I am learning the beginning of the book is often not discovered until well into the writing) I ask — what is…
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