By Sandra Elzie
Years ago there was a weekly show called What’s My Line and a panel of of celebrities had to ask questions of the guest to try to determine who they were or what they did in life.
Today we won’t be asking questions…or trying to determine what someone does for a living, but instead, we’ll be taking a look at one-liners what catch a reader’s attention.
In writing a book, sometimes our “line” is the opening line and is meant to grab the reader’s interest…or maybe it’s the final line of a chapter where you try to “hook” the reader’s interest so that he/she keeps right on reading into the next chapter to find out what happens.
Today I’d love to hear your favorite opening line (from one of your own stories…or from a book that you’ve read recently) or maybe the last line of a chapter that had you automatically turning the page despite telling yourself that you’d only ready to the end of the chapter and then turn off the light and get some sleep.
I’ll start by giving you a couple of my favorite lines.
From Watch For The Dawn (to be released soon)
An ice-tipped gale roared down from the surrounding snow-covered mountains like a bully on his next victim.
From Behind Door Two ( by Sandra McGregor)
Flying had always been as natural as swimming or horseback riding…until now.
Okay, so now it’s your turn…share your favorite opening line…or chapter hook line.
About the Author:
Sandra Elzie, also writing as Sandra McGregor, has been writing since she can remember. She got serious about fifteen years ago and now has two books out through Montlake Publishing and eleven out through e-pub. In her spare time, she reads and loves to travel.