#FirstLineFriday No. 5 – #Giveaway #FreeDownloads

It’s Friday again, and time for our fifth #FirstLineFriday Trivia Quiz. I’ve given up trying to guess which opening lines are hard ones and which are easier, but it doesn’t matter a lot. The point is, they’re ALL considered great ones, and worth taking a look at, especially for those of us want to understand how to give our books a first line that will pull readers in as soon as they read it.ย 

And today, I have some special news. Harmony Kent has generously offered her book, Polish Your Prose, as one of your prize choices. So you winners may select from one of my books, as always, or choose Harmony’s book on improving your craft. (If I were the one choosing, I’d take advantage of her offer, since it’s good for today only, whereas my books will always be up for grabs by winners of the quiz. Just sayin’ . . . ) ๐Ÿ˜€

(Polish Your Prose may also be purchased HERE )

Whichever book you choose, here are the rules for how to win it:

  1. Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at noon, with theย title and authorย of the correct book.ย 
  2. Do not reply here on the blog.ย Email only: marciameara16@gmail.com
  3. Honor System applies.ย No Googling, please.
  4. Submissions end at noon, or when I receive 5 correct answers,whichever comes first.
  5. Winners who live in the U.S. may request a free download of any of my books for themselves or someone of their choice. OR, if theyโ€™ve read all of my books, they may request a free download of my next publication.
  6. Winners who live elsewhereย may request a PDF or Mobi file of the same books.ย 
  7. Winners who choose Polish Your Prose as their prize will be sent a PDF, Mobi, or ePub file, their choice.

See? Still easy-peasy, but with more prizes! Ready to play? Here’s today’s #FirstLineFriday opening line:

“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”

Good luck!

19 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday No. 5 – #Giveaway #FreeDownloads

    • I have to be honest, Mae–I’ve read this book (more than once) and didn’t recognize this line. We will be chatting about that in the follow up post, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • If it’s any consolation, I’ve read this book at least twice, loved it, and didn’t recognize this line at ALL. So in this case, the opening line obviously wasn’t what pulled me in. I’m sure you’ll recognize the author and title, though. Just finished posting it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Don’t feel bad. It stumped me, too, and I’ve read the book at least twice. Hahahaha. For ME, this one was so memorable, and definitely wasn’t why I read the book. But many people love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • You are apparently in the majority, since it was on every list of great opening lines I looked at. But it doesn’t particularly move me one way or the other, and certainly wasn’t what drew me to read the book twice. I’m curious as to how many others love it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Next time you can hear that voice speaking, lean over and ask it who wrote the line. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously, I didn’t recognize it at all, and I’ve definitely read the book. ๐Ÿ™‚


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