It’s Friday again, so you know what that means. It’s #FirstLineFriday!

Now, if you’re new here and don’t know what I’m talking about at all, let me break it down for you. On Fridays, you:

  1. Create a post on your blog titled “#FirstLineFriday”, hashtag and all.
  2. Explain the rules like I’m doing now.
  3. Post the first one or two lines of a potential story, a story in progress, or a completed or published work.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback and then encourage them to do #FirstLineFriday, tagging them if necessary.

This week, you can probably guess what lines I’m posting. That’s right, the first two lines from Video Rage, my new novel, coming out this June 1st. Enjoy:

The sunbaked concrete and metal in the hundred-plus degree heat, the many cars and trucks reflected light off their chrome bodies like blinding beasts zooming down the highway. As truckers listened to country and rock music and children played video games on the backs of their parents’ car seats, some occasionally looked out to see a marvel of the modern world on the road.

Thoughts? Errors? Does this get you excited in any way for the new book? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

And while you’re at it, why not try #FirstLineFriday yourself? It’s a lot of fun, and it’s great practice for openings in stories.

That’s all for now. I’ve got a big weekend ahead of me, so I’m going to get right into it. If anything happens in the meantime, I’ll let you know. Have a good one, my Followers of Fear!

And make sure to check out Reborn City, available on Amazon, Createspace, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, and soon on iBooks and Kobo, before Video Rage comes out. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the new book when it comes out, so why not check out the one that came before?

  1. Adan Ramie says:

    Hey Rami, I finally posted my own #FirstLineFriday! (Or, rather, I scheduled it for 6AM CST.)

    As far as yours this week goes, there’s something that feels off about the first sentence, like part of the sentence is missing. But the second sentence really gets my attention, and makes me wonder what the ‘marvel’ is. Hope that helps!

  2. […] that build-up, I’m going to try #FirstLineFriday today because of a tag I got weeks ago by Rami Ungar. (You might remember him from the interview I did a while back.) This post is in addition to my […]

  3. I had the same comment which is now superfluous, so :p

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