If you’re a writer, go share the opening sentence of your WIP on Chuck Wendig’s blog. Three contestants will win 500 Ways to Write Better. I don’t usually do things like this because I’m lazy, but they’re fun.
Here’s my opening sentence to my WIP…
Up until last week I’d thought the worst night of my life was when the O’Connell brothers nailed my dad to a tree.
I like first lines a lot. I usually hear them in my head and they lead to a novel so I jot them down and save them for when I can get to ‘em.
Looking over the novels and novellas I’ve published, I’m pretty happy with most of them.
From DOWN HERE IN THE DARK (A Division Mythos novella)
It was Frank Gunn’s third day at New Wave Hospital when he saw the man wearing the skull-like mask leaning over some Jewish kid with haunted eyes.
From THE DAMPNESS OF MOURNING (A Division Mythos Novel)
Mark wishes I could cry. We both watch for the woman I knew as Catherine and he knew as April to materialize in the thickening mist, a lost soul searching for the motel room where her dead son sleeps.
From my novella AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES
The duty of shemira has fallen upon my shoulders and I’ve spent all night in the back room of our trailer with this corpse.
From my novel IT’S ONLY DEATH (January 2015 release)
They clubbed me and tossed me into the trunk of a new pink Cadillac shortly after midnight.
Go enter his contest. Have fun.