From Adults to Teens and Everything In Between

From Adults to Teens and Everything In Between

Thursday, June 9, 2011

FictionFlurry First Line Contest!

I love first lines. Some novels start with such a great first line, it's embedded in my memory. "Sisters are overrated." From A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman. In honor of great first lines, FictionFlurry is going to sponsor our first ever first line contest.

Here's the rules: * You must be a follower of FictionFlurry.

* In the comments, leave the first line from your WIP.

* Contest starts today (6/9/11) through (6/11/11).

What do you win? Well....bragging rights, and a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks. After all, what writer doesn't love his or her coffee? The winner will be announced on 6/12/11.

Have fun....hope to see lots of comments.


  1. What fun! The mc of my new wip is a 16 year old guy. The line tells more about him and the things he pays attention to than the world-building or the plot, but I think it works, and I'm having fun writing a guy again. It's been a while.

    A bead of sweat slips off Sela’s nose and down her shirt, into the dark shining well between her—

    “Miles!” she snaps at me. “Time to go.”

  2. My new WIP is about a girl who is in love with a man who is plagued by the suicide of his brother. It is about how his death affects them both, and their relationship - and to what lengths she goes to try and provide the man she loves with the closure he needs, so that he can move past this tragedy.

    "Words were like precious little butterflies, to her, hatched from the cocoon of emotions and giving voice to all that happened within; but the day he jumped, he took all the words with him."

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  3. I have two WIPs:

    WIP #1: Penn tossed her purse on the couch and a plume of dust enveloped the room.

    WIP #2: "We're being chased by a psycho, Mom. Not gonna worry about the speed limit."

  4. I love first lines! Here is mine:

    Miranda woke bound on the wooden floor of the bumpy carriage, lying at the feet of the man she had trusted.

  5. Loving the first lines!!! Keep them coming!

  6. My WIP first line is:

    "This sucks!"

    GFC Follower Kimmel

  7. I looked at the naked body sprawled across the floor and thought "..and they say I don't dress for first encounters"

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  8. I just updated my profile, so my GFC name is now Kimmel Tippets, just FYI.


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