Wednesday, July 6
Setting Your Hook
A first line should set the tone of the book, and maybe hint at some kind of conflict, and - of course! - make us keep reading.
We haven't done a share-your-first-line in a while, but what better way to spend a holiday week than with reading...even if it's just a first line.
I'll go first - this is the first line from a super-secret-project that I'm working on:
God, the last thing she wanted to do tonight was head back across the river to Manhattan.
Okay, writers, share the first line from your WIP in the comments! Oh, and while you're sharing - tell me, what is it about a first line (or maybe paragraph) that hooks you as a reader?