Things I Never Want To Read In An Opening Sentence So Please Stop

Column by Peter Derk June 16, 2022
You can have a killer cover, a great blurb, and an overall excellent book, but a bad opening line trainwrecks all of it.

Five Things to Keep in Mind for a Great Opening

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 4, 2020
The first line. The first paragraph. The first page. The first chapter. They all matter. A lot. Here are some things you should keep in mind to get them right.
Stephen King Shares the Best Opening Line He Ever Wrote

The Best Opening Line Stephen King Ever Wrote

News by Dean Fetzer August 5, 2013
In an article in the Atlantic, the prolific author reveals why he spends “months and even years” writing the first line of one of his books.