Where Do I Begin? First Sentences

Conference Workshop

Great opening sentences tend to stick in the mind of a reader long after the rest of the book is forgotten. Ask almost anyone to quote from a book and chances are, it's those first few words placed on the page that they'll be able to recall. We'll discuss some great modern examples of what makes an opening line memorable, why it's so important, and how to use it as a building block for your novel rather than a dam.