I've seen this prompt on multiple blogs now, some of which are, "The Edge of Precipice" and "The Book Chewers." I thought it was a fun idea, so I'm going to steal it from them. ;)
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say
that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." -- "Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling (I bet you saw that one coming).
"I knew it would begin with the end, and the end would look like death to these eyes." -- "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (This book is surprisingly good. You should all read it)!
were only two kinds of people in our town. 'The stupid and the stuck,'
my father had affectionately classified our neighbors." -- "Beautiful
Creatures" by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Yes I know it's two lines, but the two go together so well that I couldn't leave them out).
"There is no once upon a time in this book." -- "Fantasya: A Giant Problem" by Me. ;) (I had to include it).
What are your favorite first lines? (Psst! You can use your own, if you'd like). Leave a comment! :D
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Favorite First Lines
I am an 18-year-old homeschooler, author, daydreamer, voracious reader, introvert, feminist, klutz, fangirl, and overuser of tape. I love the impossible (which might explain my obsessions with fantasy novels and Harry Potter) but I dip into the real world . . . occasionally. I tend to get overly emotional over my OTPs and eat sushi or listen to Taylor Swift to soothe the pain. If all else fails, reruns of “Doctor Who” or “Supernatural” is sure to help. I’m a big fan of mismatched socks, Cheez-Its, and bittersweet endings. I believe anything Rainbow Rowell, Felicia Day, or Lin-Manuel Miranda touches turns to gold. If you want to win the way to my heart, help me adopt a baby elephant. Or a llama. Or both. I write to survive and will often yell at my characters if they aren’t behaving, which is always. It doesn’t usually help. I am a contributor to the "Fauxpocalypse" anthology. You can follow me on Twitter at @Magic_Violinist.