There are many ways to write an opening line for a novel, but there is no doubt the first sentence is important. The best advise I have heard is to write a sentence that draws the reader into the story so they will want to read more.
I write in bits and pieces and found that I had two different opening sentences for the scifi story I am writing. The opening could change as the story progresses, but the opening leads to the next paragraph so an enticing first sentence is important even for the initial draft of the story.
The point is that I need your help. Which of these sentences do you find more interesting, sentence one or sentence two?
Whether or not you like to read science fiction, would purchase this book, or read my blog, I have a feeling you would have an opinion about the sentence you like best. I’d love to hear from you.
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Nancy Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Life Coach, and writer. Nancy will assist you with story ideas, organizing your book whether fiction or nonfiction, and choosing a method for publishing and printing.