Day 4 // Dreaded First Line

Sometimes I walk into a bookstore, I pick up a couple of books and read their first lines. If a line hooks me, I buy the book. If it doesn’t, I put it back on the shelf. That’s how important first lines are to me. More important than the synopsis.

Because a synopsis tells me if the story will be interesting.

But the first sentence tells me if the author will keep me interested.

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