What do you think when you read this opening line?
Kayla's skin itched with a wicked fever... (Opening line from The Wolf's Reclamation by Rhonda Dove)
We hear a lot about stellar openings and first lines these days. I know I've discussed this before as well. But as I've come to realize, openings, no matter how great still have to fit the story we are writing. I don't know about you, but I'm totally drawn in by Rhonda's opening line above. I can assume from the title this is at least about a wolf. A werewolf? I really do want to know what kind of itch or wicked fever Kayla has, who she is and what she is doing. I'm hooked.
Now it's time for me to stop and pose a question to everyone. What do you think about opening lines or paragraphs? I would like you to tell me. I'm asking you to send me your best and favorite openers from your own stories (or another author if you like) and explain why you think it hooks you. Send your great openers to me in an Email Here and when I accumulate enough, I'll do a blog post and share them with everyone.
Show us all why your work has or is going places! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!