10 Great First Lines Analyzed

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou August 5, 2022
A first line is a moment of orientation: the reader opening their eyes into the story.

So You Want to Write a Book, Part 1: Ready, Set, GO!

Column by Leah Rhyne September 25, 2014
In the second installment of So You Want To Write a Book, we talk about the actual mechanics of getting started. Where will you write? How will you format? What else should you do?

The Top 10 Best Opening Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders December 2, 2011
So few books get that critical first line truly, completely right. Here are ten that do.