The Very Important Must-Read Discussion on First Lines

There is only one mirror in my house.

Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.

Fern was looking out her bedroom window in her grandmother’s house for a runaway rhinoceros.

What make these first lines so great? What makes them hook the reader and have them asking for more? In this writing tip, I tell you how to write stunning first lines that leave your reader reading the next one.

Hosanna in the highest.

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Character Depth

Characters are plot. If Jimmy wasn’t so short, he might have been able to reach the cookies without the ladder. So the way I see it, the deeper the character, the deeper the plot.

Character depth is important. Quirks, attitudes, and backstories pile stratum after stratum of deepness on them. This post covers all three in deep ways of their own, complete with my thoughts.

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