Usually I post the first line on a Wednesday, but this week I'm going on vacation so I'm giving it to you early. For the last few months I've been working hard on editing my first novel (in bookstores this fall!) so I thought I deserved a little break. I'll be back in a few days time, hopefully refreshed and with some great ideas for this blog. If you have a favourite exercise or one you hate, or anything to say at all, please leave a comment! Have a great week and keep the words flowing.
Here's the first line for this week:
Every year someone drowned in that river.
Go for a walk. Find a place you can sit down and people watch. The first two people to walk by you wearing something the colour red will be the two main characters in the story you are about to write. Who are they? Do they like each other? Love each other? Hate each other? Have they known each other long, or just met? Or maybe they haven't met yet at all? Tell their story. Go.