090 – Mastering The Magic of Opening Lines

 Writing the first line of your story is tough. Opening lines must: 

  • Set up the main question the reader is going to be asking all the way through
  • Establish the voice of the protagonist/narrator
  • Set the tone
  • Ground the reader in a time or place

So, how do you make your first line reflect all these things?

Let’s look at some examples.

 

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