Tag Archives: Opening sentence

Crafting A First Line That Will Hook Your Readers

What helps you decide if you’re going to take a chance on a book? Cover art, blurb, or the all-important first line? Writing the perfect opening line is essential to grabbing readers attention. So what does a great first line … Continue reading

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Let Us Learn Saturday

How many of us have heard about the importance of that first sentence, that first chapter, or the first fifty pages? Well, this is something that should be taken to heart when writing the opening of your story. These firsts … Continue reading

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Novel Bits and Bites

The New Prologue The splintering bark showered him as the shot exploded into the tree a mere foot from his head. “You can’t hide. I know every corner of this forest, and it will be your burying ground.” Cresting the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

How would you escape from the grasp of young Grizzly cub with it’s mother running away from you?

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The Novel Begins 3

2             My name is Joseph Tooley, and it was my father Jacob that went missing nine years ago out here in these very woods. No trace has ever been found of him in all that time. And believe me … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins

Prologue             The splintering bark showered him as the shot exploded into the tree a mere foot from his head. “You can’t hide. I know every corner of this forest, and it will be your burying ground.” Cresting the hill, … Continue reading

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Novel Beginning/Ending Advice

  Some good advice on those pesky, sometimes annoying choices involved in the openings and endings to your story. Write Fearlessly How to Write a Memorable Beginning and Ending by Melissa Tydell An intriguing beginning and a strong ending act … Continue reading

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