Last Saturday I attended a workshop hosted by Sisters-In-Crime and put on by Donald Maass. An excellent class, by the way, I highly recommend it. At the very end we spent about ten minutes talking about first lines and I didn’t get a chance to say what mine was – and more importantly – get feedback on its draw power.
So I’m asking for your help. A pop-up survey will show a short list of first lines. I want you to vote for the one that most makes you want to read the rest of the story. You can also put remarks or alternate first lines in the comments. Or anything else you want to share for that matter. Maybe your favorite first line?