The book? Twilight.
Why? Circa 2008: I had seen the previews for the movie before I even heard about the books. My book club was thinking of seeing the movie, which I thought looked kind of cheesy, to be honest, but we all voted and thought, why not try the books before making that decision.
This line is what peaked my interest. Stephenie Myers' ability to tell a vampire love story while making me forget a lot of the time that it was indeed about a vampire - and without really diving into the gore of vampires, is was what kept me reading. It was a different spin on the same old same old, and refreshing, and although I have issues with the rest of the books for one reason or another, I will always love Twilight. This story is what led me to the wonderful world of fanfiction, which is what started me on the path to writing my own stories, again. For that, I am forever grateful.
Thanks Stephenie (and Edward). *sigh*
Okay, now my opening line to a current Work in Progress. This is more than one line, though, so, my bad:
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This week's assignment is from the lovely Sarah Hegger herself, author of Nobody's Angel, which I just recently finished, and LOVED. Keep an eye out, it's releasing soon!
Sarah's assignment for us this week is, "Great Beginnings".
A great opening line draws the reader in, makes them want to know more and compels them to read further. Share a great opening line, can be a classic or a more recent novel, tell us why you like it and then share the opening line to your newest WIP.
When I thought about the first line of a book that has stuck with me since reading it, I tried to think of a classic, I really did. Then I thought, maybe something recent that people have been raving about. But honestly, the one line that popped into my mind immediately, was this one:
"I'd never given much thought to how I would die - though I'd had reason enough in the last few months - but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this."
As a kid, my dad taught me to be a good boy. He urged me to play nice, study hard and treat others like I wanted to be treated. He said if I followed these rules and kept my nose clean, I’d live a decent life. That good things would happen for me.
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