If you’re new here, let me introduce this series. This mini-review will include the first line and—depending on if I’ve read the book or not—either my opinion on how this first line sums up the novel or my first impression and predictions of what the vibe of the story will be. This week, I’m looking at Girl, Serpent, Thorn, Romanov, and Wilder Girls. I haven’t read any of these, so I’m excited to give my first impressions!
Are you ready for MORE opening line critiques? I hope so! This week I talk about Circe, House of Salt and Sorrows, and The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. in this LSQ blog post. Leave a comment on their blog to let me know which is your favorite!
This is one of my favorite posts I’ve written for Scribbler. Rejection sucks y’all, but it’s an inescapable part of the wonderful world of writing! The best part: you are never alone in rejections. Writers, agents, and editors all feel the sting of it in their careers!
How do you find the motivation to keep going after another rejection comes through your email? I have 7 reasons in this post that will help you pick up your pen. Go check it out on Scribbler’s site!
Today, I’m sharing the first in a new series for 2021 – SFF Opening Lines! Each post, I’ll examine 3 – 4 SFF novels’ opening lines and discuss why they’re intriguing (or how I think they could be better).
Read the first installment below, which analyzes the first lines of Illuminae, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games.