Our prompt for this week’s Ten On Tuesday topic was inspired by NaNoWriMo. No, I’m not confused, I know what we are doing is NaBloPoMo but this whole thing originally started as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. In the spirit of novel writing, I has asked participants to write (10 times) a sentence that would make a great first line of a novel. Get those creative juice flowing!
- As she drove down the road headed west, she couldn’t help but think how different everything was going to be now.
- Her reflection in the mirror stared back at her and she wondered, who is that woman?
- The moon rose in the sky and the garden was bathed in beautiful white light.
- When I was seven years old I saw a unicorn in my backyard.
- The attic was stifling hot but that didn’t deter Emily from her mission: she had to find that trunk.
- The trick, he decided, was to just ignore the pain and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
- The knife in her hands, the biggest she had ever seen, was wet and sticky with blood.
- Sometimes, when I talk to the dead, they answer me.
- You have to get up early to see it, but there is nothing so spectacular as a beautiful sunrise over a beach in Mexico.
- I am old and tired now but when I was young I was a showstopper.
I have no desire to write a novel so don’t expect any of these sentences to go any further – but it was fun coming up with them and thinking about what kind of story might follow. I hope you all played along today, please include a link to your post below so that we can all come read it. As always, if you want to subscribe to the Ten On Tuesday email list click here.