This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
Since we all know how important it is to pick just the right words to open, and since I’m unimaginative when it comes to creating The Opening I rely a lot – okay, exclusively – on the work of others.
All children, except one, grow up. Peter Pan, JM Barrie
It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think he or she is wonderful. Matilda, Roald Dahl
So today I’m off to
copy learn from my betters.
What about you? Do you study other openings for your inspiration? What do you always include in your opening lines?