For these first lines from other worlds I include the first 45-55 words of each novel. Do you want to read more?
Let’s celebrate women’s history month with first lines from women’s fiction. First Line Friday posts are published on the first Friday of every month.
It’s October and that means for First Line Friday we’re looking for ghosts and witches and monsters—in science fiction and fantasy books
The first line of a story has a major job—to catch the attention of the reader. The right reader. As a writer it is, arguably, the most important line we write. So how do we write a great first line? The Job of the First Line If the job of the first line of a…… Continue reading How to Write a Great First Line
August is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So I thought it fitting that I feature novels set in or about World War II in the First Lines for August post. Based on these first lines alone, would you buy the book? At dusk they pour from the sky. All the Light…… Continue reading First Lines for August