Kevin Brennan Is Self-Publishing His New Novel
That’s the first line, believe it or not, of Catch-22. I know because I found this dazzling graphic of “34 compelling first lines of famous books” (via Boing Boing, natch).
I’d download it if I were you, and anytime you need a little jolt of inspiration, take it out and scan these classic openings. It reminds you that every first line has to cause an avalanche of words.
Which reminds me — here’s the opening line of my new book, Fascination, coming soon:
It was true that she loved him but hated his name.