In the past, I've blogged about how to write a great first chapter for your novel, but I didn't dig too deep into the opening lines of a novel. In all honesty, the opening first lines of your novel may be the most important lines in your entire book. Those are the lines that a potential reader reads to decide if your book is important enough to buy. If those opening lines, or pages, don't grab their attention, readers may not finish, or even buy, your book.
How do we, as writers, write strong opening lines that grab our reader's attention? I will discuss four tips below.Read More