When I go to the library (to chose a book to read) I always do the same thing. I open an attractive book and read the first sentence. More often than not, I know right then and there if I want to check the book out of the library. Same thing when I go to the book store.
That first sentence has make me want to read more. Same with editors. If a manuscript you submit doesn't have a first sentence that reaches out and grabs that reading editor by the throat, it's going to go into the slush pile.
I know that all of us don't aspire to become published authors and that's just fine. As long as we are having fun, that's more than fine, it's terrific!
Since we've been painting with words, drawing from our memories, and using all of our senses, we should be good to go with a writing activity I thought of today!
Write one sentence that would make anyone want to read more!
I'll go first:
A whisper-soft breeze blew through her hair like the calm before a storm.
Your turn! You'll do better than me. Come back more than once if you feel inspired to write more than one reader-grabbing sentence!