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Opening Lines - Kickback

We all know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover (yet, publishing companies spend big bucks on cover design/art). But, the opening sentence(s)/paragraph(s) are fair game. 185 more words


My Absolute Favorite Best Opening Lines/Paragraphs in Books

Sometimes an opening line can make it or break it.  As a reader, there is nothing like a great opening line that makes me even more eager to read the rest of the book.   740 more words


Opening Lines

Well as I am posting this it follows that I was not successful in reaching the longlist for Radio 4’s Opening Lines competition. As I Tweeted earlier in the week, maybe my entry was not well matched to the potential audience. 2,107 more words


YellowFlower part 3 - opening lines

The final part of my YellowFlower trilogy (Who Knew part 1-8) is FREE TO READ on my website. To READ & COMMENT go to http://www.daveyoungpoet.wordpress.com… 114 more words

Opening Lines: The Hunger Games By Jean Rath

A few weeks ago on the EAC-NCR Bulletin, Bhavana posted an interesting article about the power of opening lines in books. I could relate to what she said about them. 427 more words

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Fiction Opening Lines #1: Great Escape

A teacher I had a couple years ago stressed that the first line of your story is extremely important.The teacher said if the reader have made it past your cover and your synopsis on the book that’s great.Now they need to get hooked in. 275 more words


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“There is a pile of clothing on the side of the train tracks. Light-blue cloth—a shirt, perhaps—jumbled up with something dirty white. It’s probably rubbish, part of a load dumped into the scrubby little wood up the bank. 79 more words