Monday, July 16, 2012

The Almighty Hook

There are a few blog hops that I am really, tingle-in-my-toes excited for, and this is one of them. It's the Hookers & Hangers blogfest. Today it's all about the hook.

I'm going to share the five best hooks (or chapter beginnings) from my novel EXISTENCE. Some of these hooks probably only mean something to me, as someone who knows the novel backwards and forwards. However, I'm going to start with the first hook, which should be the most important--and hopefully the best out of the five. Without further ado, here's some hooks.

"Chrissie Fox could taste the metallic sting of time on her tongue."

"The funeral was held three days later at the Rogers Family Mortuary."

"Chrissie sat cross legged on her bed, the pocket watch cradled in her hands."

"Matt put his arm around Chrissie’s shoulders, “It’s okay, love, I’m here.”

"Steel walls, steel door, steel bed frame. Chrissie had once wondered if CITTA had high security prison cells and now she knew the answer."

So there you have it. A few lines from my novel. I feel like I'm giving all my secrets away :) 

I'm curious to know: in the books you've read, is there a first line that stands out more than others?
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