Writing Tip — 16
When it comes to writing your book the opening sentence is the most important thing you will write. That sentence needs to hook the reader and reel them in. It needs to make them WANT to continue reading to find out what is happening or will happen.
That opening sentence should set the reader to wondering and have them continue reading to learn the answers.
Finding the opening sentence can be a royal pain in the rear. With it, you introduce the main character, set the tone of the story, and the setting. The sentence can be short or long, but don’t overdo it. Don’t stress out if you don’t get it right the first time. Once you finish the first draft of your story, you will have plenty of time to go back and work on the opening.