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Favorite Quotes

I posted a while back about first lines. This time, I’m just going to talk about favorite lines/quotes from books. They’re all my favorites for various reasons. 1,636 more words



Good evening, Kathy. It’s Friday.

As suggested at some point by me, here is the first in an installment of First Line/Last Line Stories. This one is #5. 673 more words


Friday First Lines #3

OK, here are set 3 of the Friday First lines. The challenge here is to see if you recognize them, so no looking them up on the internet! 241 more words

How to Write a Quick-Starting First Paragraph

Literary journals receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of submissions every year. These submissions are read by volunteers—on the weekend, at night, when they could be reading a favorite novel or, who knows, parasailing. 908 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

First Lines

Good evening, Kathy. It’s Friday.

This is a list of 10 first lines for novels.

1. The stripes, they undo her.
2. If cake were part of the Eucharist Martha was pretty sure she would have gone to church more often. 232 more words


It's Friday!

#FirstLineFriday over here in my world. Today, I share only that one line. As a side note, the Emma referenced here is the novel by Jane Austen – putting it into block quotes, it won’t let me differentiate it. 16 more words