VIDEO for Writers: Whiney Writer – Opening Lines

Beth Barany here! Welcome back to Sunday Videos for Writers, where I post funny, insightful or useful videos for authors.

This week’s video was suggested by author, Laura Deal. Thank you!

Whiney Writer – Opening Lines, for The Wild Writers

 

 

What is your favorite bad first line of a novel? What is your favorite first line? What tips do you have for other writers on writing first lines?

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