I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is. . .
- Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle (1948)
(If you’re looking for examples. . .)
I recently stumbled upon a Web site that lists some of the finest opening lines from books, which I think many of us would find enjoyable to skim through (just Google ”the-best-100-opening-lines-from-books”–it’s the first link you’ll see).
So I was thinking. . .
Maybe we could take the opening lines from some of our favorite novels and build our own writing from there. Not too much–just a short exercise of about a paragraph or so–the objective would be to develop an intriguing opening just by working off a sentence or two. If anyone would like, they may submit what they came up with here.
Just a thought. :D