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05 February 2011 @ 08:19 pm
Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful  
What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?


"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." -Stephen King, The Gunslinger

It's simple, but it simultaneously sets the scene and makes you want to know what happens. Who is the man in black? Why is the gunslinger following it? What is a gunslinger, beyond the obvious meaning of the word? Why a desert specifically?

It's an extremely good hook, which is important in an opening line.

Next update will be actually about me, I promise. (^.^)''
 
 
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Genamoonwych on February 5th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
I agree totally!