You only get one chance at a first impression, and never is this truer than with the opening lines of books. What are yours? Email us at childrens. As the first thing you lay eyes upon when opening up a new book, the first line needs to be impactful, enticing, and enough to get us hooked.
It's the opening line of your masterpiece: you want to catch readers' attention from the very start. Why not make it funny? To quote Mr Alan Partridge, who features on our list, "straight away, you've got them by the jaffers" - and who wouldn't take his advice? We've found 30 humourous, bizarre and mirth-filled opening lines of books; read on and brighten up your day. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Fluffy screamed. Colin had always preferred baths.
Writing the first line to your book is an incredibly daunting task. This is your first opportunity to hook readers in. I remember writing and rewriting the opening line to my humor book Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl over and over again until I finally felt like I nailed it with this:. I am here to tell you: That almost never happens. If you're having trouble nailing your opening, you're in luck: writer and WD contributor Jacob M.
An effective introductory paragraph both informs and motivates. It lets readers know what your essay is about and it encourages them to keep reading. There are countless ways to begin an essay effectively. As a start, here are 13 introductory strategies accompanied by examples from a wide range of professional writers. But avoid making your thesis a bald announcement, such as "This essay is about