For these first lines from other worlds I include the first 45-55 words of each novel. Do you want to read more?
Last week I posted a list of first lines and asked if you’d buy the books based on those first sentences. The first words and paragraphs of a story can bring the story to life or let bring it down. Do you know why these first lines work? Or don’t? Whether you’re a reader or…… Continue reading Do You Know Why These First Lines Work?
Why did you buy that book? Because of the first page? . . . They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy any more. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book. — Mickey Spillane Do you agree with Mr. Spillane? Do…… Continue reading Why Did You Buy That Book?