Posted: May 6, 2016 in ideas, Novel, Writing
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It’s Friday again, so you know what that means. It’s #FirstLineFriday!

Now if you’re unfamiliar with this meme, let me break it down for you. On Fridays, you do the following:

  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 work, a work-in-progress, or a completed or published story.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback and then encourage them to try #FirstLineFriday on their blogs (tagging is encouraged but not necessary).

This week comes from a potential novel that I’ve been trying different openings for. The good news is, these openings could go in different place elsewhere in the novel without losing their punch, so I’m just seeing what works and what doesn’t. Anyway, here we go. Enjoy:

I remember my fourth birthday as clearly as if it were yesterday. That was the day my mother was murdered, and the day I swore I would kill my father.

Thoughts? Errors? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

And if you like the idea of #FirstLineFriday, why not try it yourself? It’s fun, and for novelists it’s great practice on openings. In fact, I think I’ll tag someone. Okay, let’s look at my most recent followers, see who I want to torture tag…I choose Deirdra Alexander! Congratulations, you’re being tortured you’ve been tagged! You have today or next week to do #FirstLineFriday. Good luck, and have fun with it!

That’s all for now. I’ll probably have something to talk about soon, so keep an eye out for more posts! Until then, have a good weekend, my Followers of Fear. I know I will.

  1. Adan Ramie says:

    I love it! I’d definitely keep reading that story.

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