Sitting at dinner a month or so ago, a writer asked us "But don't you want a great first line?" Most of the group nodded and someone else changed the subject.
So how much rides on the first line?
I love to read. When I am writing, I tend to read things that are not in the same genre. I am always afraid of "picking" up someone's language or rhythms of writing. I read too fast for most authors. That means I use the samples of books on my kindle to help me decide to buy a new to me author.Read More