Originally posted on From Cave Walls: Day 98 One of my writing lessons today was all about getting the reader interested in the story you have to tell. It made me think about what makes me want to continue reading. Of course, the first line is key. I found this great infographic from Scribendi.com which…
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Some of these are good. I find myself drawn to the shorter sentences. They have a greater impact, such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlotte’s Web, and Peter and Wendy. I’d have to say one of my favorite first lines is from the Book Thief:
First the colors.
Then the humans.
That’s usually how I see things.
Or at least, how I try.
Here is a small fact
You are going to die.
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