2.08.2010

Great openers

Over on Facebook, I used the first line of one of my novels for one of my tongue-in-cheek "Rules for Successful Living." The line is from my 1999 Bubba Mabry novel "Dirty Pool":

"Friends come and go, but enemies are forever."

Of all my published work, that's my favorite opening line. Great first lines are important to hook readers. What are some of your favorites?

3 comments:

Patty said...

Last night I dreamt I was at Manderly again.

Uncle Skip, said...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Uncle Skip, said...

Oh, yeah... and I forgot to mention that I like the one from Dirty Pool, too. However, maybe you best is "I MUST'VE BEEN CRAZY to take a job at a shopping mall in December." Then again maybe I can just relate to the sentiment?