“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (The Tale of Two Cities)

“When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.” (Hunger Games)

“All children, expect one, grow up.” (Peter and Wendy)

It's important to never judge a book by its cover, but how do you get a feel for if you want to read it? It all starts by opening to the first page and reading the first line. The first line is the author's chance to make a first impression and to capture the imagination of the reader, and the very best books will keep the reader hooked from the first line to the very last line. When you’re looking to get your book published, you submit only your first few chapters for editors to read. Those beginning lines have the power to captivate your readers (and potential publishers and editors!) to get people reading your work. Become a stronger writer from page one by learning from a seasoned writer and professional editor, who is currently working on getting her first novel published. If you have a piece of work you’ve been writing, feel free to bring it!


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