Do you recognize these famous first lines from novels?
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“All children, except one, grow up.”
“Call me Ishmael.”
If you guessed Pride and Prejudice, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, and Moby-Dick, then you are the fish that these authors hooked. The hardest part of starting a book is the first line.
In fact, Mystery Scene magazine devotes a page in each… Continue reading