10 of the best first lines from novels
Jane Austen and J.D. Salinger are on the list; Lauren Conrad is not.
Opening lines have never been more important. Whether it’s a novel or a blog post, the first sentence should be so intriguing that your audience can’t help but move on to the next sentence, and the next, and the next, and so on. It’s a necessity, because your audience’s attention span is 140 characters (at best). Centuries ago, writers competed against gladiators and minstrels for the attentions of entertainment seekers. In the 20th century, they squared o read more...
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