Can you provide the opening line for a book?
Capture the audience.
How about "Words from within." I think this would create a curiosity in the mind of the reader.
"Hues of deep orange, amber and gold gradually painted the sky as the sun made its way back to its throne. "
"She was picking up the pieces and trying to glue them back together when he walk in............." - romance
It all depends on what the book.
"The wind rustled the trees as he made his way through the darkness, trying to find the spot where......................" - adventure
Clive Barker did an amazing job by breaking the fourth wall with "BURN THIS BOOK!", from the demon Jakabok in "Mister B. Gone". It's an amazing and comical read, and it had me throughout. Even when Barker threatened the reader I was literally looking over my shoulder. I've a review on it here:
http://johngreasygamer.hubpages.com/hub … e-A-Review
"Johnny wished mommy loved him; she wouldn't admit it even when Johnny shot her in the arm." -suspense/thriller/horror
"Becoming a memory is something to be thankful for, even if the memory of you makes me cry." -Romance/Drama/Fantasy.
to be quite honest, to make a first opening line of a book work, you need to have a basic story premise to work with so the opening line can be a great starter with great back up.
If you take a look at my suspense/thriller opening line, you could write a story based off that one line, where Johnny only wants love from his mom but only shows her pain and doesn't know it (possible psychological disorder?)
If you truly want to write different opening lines for a book, I suggest for everyone to write "hint fictions", in which is where you write a one sentence line and start getting your mind thinking creatively. Very simple stuff
Just as it was in the beginning, so it is at the end. It is the in between that will amaze and amuse the psyche. It all unfolded like this....
by Faith Reaper 6 years ago
What is the most memorable opening line you have ever read?Whether literature, flash fiction, creative writing, poetry, novel or in anything you have ever read, what is the most memorable opening line? Thank you for sharing!
by Wayne Barrett 8 years ago
What is your favorite opening line from a novel?My favorite is, "The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed." From "The Gunslinger" by Stephen King.
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