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Whaaat is it really #subtips time again? It is! I'm going to yell about what makes a standout, bestselling, award-winning, reader-grabbing first line in a novel. WITH EXAMPLES.
First to note-- not every book that wins awards or becomes a bestseller or that readers love like their own child has a striking first line. BUT why not use every power you have to hook your reader and set their expectation? #subtips
There's a magical joy in picking up a book that's new to you & reading a first line that just stabs you in the heart, or makes you laugh out loud in the bookstore, or mesmerizes you so intensely you forget that you're a person making a decision & simply enter the story #subtips
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Time for more #subtips! More on emotional engagement and emotional dimension! To review here's my thread from last time:
Your character can go through hell but if the reader isn't impacted emotionally, none of it matters. Breakout books move the reader. #subtips
I am specifically talking about mainstream fiction straddling the literary-commercial divide, and how to boost that breakout potential. Though these tools apply to a lot of books! #subtips
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