Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

How To Write A Captivating Opening Sentence

Click through to read about the function of an opening sentence, analyses of attention-grabbing opening sentences, and writing tips for executing your powerful opening sentence.

pin 19

How To Write A Captivating Opening Sentence

Click through to read about the function of an opening sentence, analyses of attention-grabbing opening sentences, and writing tips for executing your powerful opening sentence.

pin 1.2k
heart 191
speech 11

YES. And then I get so frustrated that I can't think of the perfect opening sentence, that I give up. Darn being a perfectionist.

pin 27
heart 5
Share Tweet Pin Mail First impressions matter, right? Well, the first line of a book is one way to make (or break) a great ...

34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books [Infographic

Share Tweet Pin Mail First impressions matter, right? Well, the first line of a book is one way to make (or break) a great ...

pin 1.8k
heart 394
speech 2

How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner's Guide

"Oh, yeah, sure. let's escape from the special forces by kidnapping their secret lab experiment and hope he doesn't murder us! I" Beckett throws his hands in the air. "He's unconscious. We're safer for now," says Haylin, letting down Heath's limp body on the dusty coach. "And what is this that I hear that he can mind control people? How is that safe?" "First of all, that's just a rumor. Second of all, I said we were safer, not safe. Who knows how he will react once he wakes up."

pin 3.7k
heart 855
speech 4

The #openingline of your #story is the most important you will write. It will determine whether the reader (or publisher) decides to keep reading or toss your book aside. http://inkandquills.com/2015/01/08/how-to-write-an-opening-line-that-will-hook-readers-and-a-publisher/

pin 231
heart 26

An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this. - Stephen King

pin 373
heart 63