- "The day that Kace Kimura died was also the day that her grandmother used the phone for the first time"
- "The city of Tanrei was the home of many secrets, concealed under a thin layer of cityscape and coast and Japanese sunshine"
- "Grandma, I don't care what the Nigerian prince told you in his e-mail, do not give him your bank details"
Ugh. Three openers, three failures, and an overall feeling of suckiness. Ugh ugh ugh.....
Anyways, whilst I'm over here throwing myself a pity party, I'm going to make myself go insane by trying to come up with the perfect opening line.
I know that within the first page, you have to grip the reader. No, actually, within the first line you have to grip the reader. And after my battle with writer's block I'm not sure I want to get into that ring again for round two....so I'm trying to squeeze my brain into a coherent sentence that is semi-legible and grabs the reader. Wish me luck, folks!
Do you struggle with opening lines as much as I do? Or do they come naturally to you? Do mine really suck as much as my negatively-inclined mind thinks they do?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and hopefully I'll get struck with inspiration soon. But for now....
- Sunset xx