I'm excited! Hank Philippi Ryan, bestselling and award-winning author, is the guest speaker at my Sisters in Crime chapter (Citrus Crime Writers) meeting this afternoon. (Don't worry, we aren't meeting in person; we're all on zoom).
Ryan's speaking topic is compelling first lines! And, she will provide feedback to those of us who are brave enough to share one of our first lines. Do I dare? Me, who suffers from imposter syndrome? Yes, I'm going to do it! I'm going to risk looking silly or stupid. I'm not going to be my usual shrinking violet, just keeping my mouth shut all the while wishing I could stand confidently and shout my first line to the world.
What is your favorite first line? Mine is “Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again” from Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.