Sunday, June 27, 2010

First Sentence Contest

SV Fair Jeanne under full canvas in Lake Ontario, Canada.
Bytown Brigantine, Inc.
Photo by A. Soens

In meandering through my bloglists, I came across this fun contest over at RaShelle Workman's blog, A No.2 pencil stat! She is giving away a few treasured items for the best "first line" from a work in progress. Since I enjoy her blog, I decided I'd enter. So here is my first line.

"My two cousins towered over me in the cramped storeroom with their knives inches from my head."

Pop on over to A No. 2 pencil and check the comments section of her blog for other first liners.

Editor's Note: First line is subject to change during revisions.


  1. Hi Melanie. Love the pic! Thanks for the blog mention. I appreciate it.=D

  2. RaShelle,

    Thanks for hosting such a fun contest.



  3. Oooh, I love how you included your first line here, great one!! Mine was a bit generic, but I changed it on my actual WIP. *sigh* ;)

  4. Elizabeth,

    Thanks for stopping by. Mine has changed and changed and sometimes unchanged.

  5. I like your first line too!
    Thanks for popping over to my blog.

  6. Taffy,

    Thanks, for the nice compliment and for stopping by here.

  7. MELANIE, GET OUT OF THE CLOSET ... NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! (sorry, that was the first thing that popped into my head...)

  8. Well, Single, it is a closet, so to speak. And you are right. They shouldn't be in there. :)

  9. Sounds like some scary cousins! It's a good first line. Why someone's cousins (particularly if they're young cousins) would be threatening the hero's life is a question I'd want to find the answer to.

  10. K.M. Weiland,

    Thanks. I'm going to enter a log-line contest and I think I'll use the first line, with a few words after it. Or not.


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