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munkidu

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 7:59 AM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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Here's mine!

Gum grinds in the pavement like glitter and dog shit smells like warm coke.

(Um...it's a poetry book, not a novel. It still counts though, right?)
carolfrome

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 8:06 AM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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From Milkweed, current entrant in ABNA: [i][/i]

Sometimes Solly thought about when her oldest brother had written his name on the basement floor with lighter fluid and then set fire to it.
ksdwrite

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 8:08 AM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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Here's the first sentence of Discord's Child: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006KRYYOK.

How much longer?

I'm not sure how much that says about the book, so here's the second one as well! (Maybe I should just try for the record for the shortest opening sentence.)

Ro tucked her hands under her armpits to keep from covering her ears.

kwijibo43

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 10:14 AM   in response to: ksdwrite in response to: ksdwrite
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Call me Ishmael.

Very unique, you think?

do you have a link for that book and is it a comedy because i will certainly be looking that one up?

now vey close to being finished the next part of my series Magic, fairy tales and inter dimensional poking devices. the next part is titled Quaalude and the quest for Pinkindell
opening line

"Dont you just hate it when someone starts off a line of B.S with a what if?

i hope you dont mind me hijacking this thread a bit but if anyone happens to notice, in your opinion, which sounds better for the first line of the next part called The Politics of being Death

Death had a quandary, he decided to form a quango

or

Death was in a quandary, he formed a quango

i find alot flows from the first line but getting it right without going back and changing it a dozen times is a pain

thank you so much and good luck to anyone promoting valentines day books

pjbod

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 12:58 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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'Having an injection in Egypt is a dangerous business,' said Richard.

First sentence from 'Into the Claustrum' by James Carab to be found at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0073WNXXY
lsburton337

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 12:59 PM   in response to: pjbod in response to: pjbod
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Ella felt the metallic smoothness of the store shelf and cooed.


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thetimucuan

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 1:25 PM   in response to: kwijibo43 in response to: kwijibo43
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I was joking. "Call me Ishmael," is the first sentence of Moby Dick and very well known as a great first sentence. Don't ask me why it's supposed to be so good. :)
kwijibo43

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 5:05 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I've read moby Dick, i had hoped it was the first line of a comedy you had created. now if you do decide to write a comedy on that first line as your beginning, i will be waiting!
amtopm

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 7:40 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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[i]"Sometimes I really hated the devil."[/i]
[b]Hell in Heels by Adrianna Morgan[/b] [u]http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Heels-Bent-Bound-ebook/dp/B006DOAEN0/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1[/u]

[i]"If someone had told me that today was the day I would be standing in the snow in the middle of nowhere dressed in a bikini, I would have told them they were full of shit."[/i]
[b]Some Like It Hot by Adrianna Morgan[/b] [u]http://www.amazon.com/Some-Like-It-Hot-ebook/dp/B006E5ADRK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4[/u]
firstunderdog

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 5:47 AM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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I disagree. Sometimes the first sentence can be only a few words.
The first paragraph is the one that I consider the 'hook' to grab the
listener and make him want to read more. I currently have eight books
listed with Amazon/Kindle, but here is the first paragraph of my latest
entry.

He adjusted the knob on the side of the scope just a smidge. The wind was very slight from left to right and he was making allowances for it. Justin Priest had always been good at shooting. His father and uncles let him tag-a-long on deer hunting trips when he was young and he began shooting when he was eight years old. Justin and his Springfield 30.06 bolt-action rifle had actually grown up together. It was a birthday present from his Dad when he turned ten years old. To say Priest was a good shot would be the understatement of the year. He had it all, good instincts, good fundamentals, excellent breathing technique, and the eyesight of an eagle.

You can read about 'Assignment: Nazi Hunter' by going to:
http://www.amazon.com/Assignment-Nazi-Hunter-ebook/dp/B006E4SD4Q/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1329313509&sr=8-18

Best Regards and Good Luck
Ron
weisz1313

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 8:00 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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Crawling out of bed most mornings doesn’t come easily to me, but this was not a typical morning.

http://www.amazon.com/Finals-ebook/dp/B006HYGZ98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329364218&sr=8-1

Alan Weisz
neckronn99

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 8:15 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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The new lieutenant was an idiot.

http://www.amazon.com/Diggers-ebook/dp/B004WOY34O

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thetimucuan

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 8:23 PM   in response to: neckronn99 in response to: neckronn99
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Aren't all lieutenants idiots? :)
frustratedovern...

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 4:58 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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Thirteen years vanished in the mists of sleep.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00784O0PC
twa8n

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Re: What is the first sentence of your book?
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 6:39 PM   in response to: kaharp in response to: kaharp
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"In March of 2010 President Obama signed the healthcare reform bill into law, but he didn't do it with a stroke of a pen, he did it with the strokes of 22 pens."

[b]The Pens that Made Lincoln[/b]

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JBMB9I/
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