Creative writing story openings


 · Good story openings are challenging to write but an inviting or catchy first sentence reels readers into your fictional world. Here are 8 famous first lines that teach us how to begin a novel in style: 1. Good story openings make us want more information. A strong story opening immediately makes you want to know more.

21 Responses to “20 Great Opening Lines to Inspire the Start of Your Story” Bella Street on April 05, 2011 10:06 am. Thanks for posting this list. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to start a writing day 🙂 Rebecca on April 05, 2011 10:15 am. Thank you for sharing these fabulous opening lines!

Whether you’re writing the first line of your book or simply starting a new chapter, opening lines are tough. In the span of just a sentence or two, you must convince readers that your story is worth their time. Scary right? Opening lines are your bargaining chips, your siren so

Opening Lines of Famous Novels. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, "Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank." Black Beauty, “The first place that I can well remember, was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.” The Children of the New Forest, “The circumstances which I am about to relate to my juvenile readers took place in the year ...


 · This opening does have the danger of becoming boring and prone to “info dump”, but it can be a good choice for a story in which intellect is an important theme. A SCHEDULE/ITINERARY – I can’t think of any examples of novels that begin with a schedule, but it strikes me as a great way to introduce a story that relies heavily on timing.