Skip to main content

Blog Hop: Hookers and Hangers

I know. It sounds like... well it's not! It's all about first lines of your manuscripts and WIP. And it's a contest from over at Falling For Fiction, one of my new favorite places to hang out!

What you do is post the first line of a chapter, or many chapters, from your current story and theres's going to be about 10 winners who will receive a critique. And let me tell you! These ladies do amazing critiques! So without any more nonsense, here's my first lines from my current WIP (Really, I have about 5 WIP, but this is my most recent!)

Chapter one: Forget who I am for just one minute and put your feet in my shoes.

Chapter two: Don't get me wrong, 'cause Star is a great friend but not so much a leader.

Chapter three: In all reality, this place is not totally bad with a capital B.

Chapter four: Without warning the chair flew out from under him.

Chapter five: The dock smelled of stinky fish and the conversation buzzed around the latest invention:  the telegraph.

Well that's my current WIP!! Thanks for reading my great hookers.


  1. Hey girl, these are great. And I love the name Star by the way :) You pick the best names!

  2. Nicely done! Excellent way to start off a book with hooker #1, perfect!

  3. Sounds like a young adult book. Am I right?

  4. Great job. Seems like many are forgoing their Buccaneer's post today to do this instead, but still great fun:-)

  5. I vote #1. It is not only a good hook, but it makes me feel sympathy for the character before I meet her.

  6. I agree with everyone else. I think #1 is great! Can't wait to read your hangers.

  7. I love, love, love the first one! Especially as the start of your MS! Well done!

  8. Wow, you're WIP sounds interesting and I love the first line from Chapter 1, great hook!

  9. My gosh do you know how to flatter! Thanks my dear :)

    And I too am in love with #1. So well written! Great hookers!

  10. Nicely done! I feel like you really get a sense of your voice with just these few lines. :)

  11. Great lines, I already get a sense of the story!

  12. These are great! I like #1 the best! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. Good hooks! I like the first one. :)

  14. I like these! You have a very nice voice. I think the first one is great too!

  15. The first line intrigues me, mostly 'cause I'm not sure how I can put myself in someone's shoes if I forget who they are first ;)

    The last one was interesting too, giving a nice hint of setting.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Click here for the Celebrate the Small Things Blog Hop Click here for the WIP it Good Blog Fest Happy Friday y'all!!

Writer In Motion CP feedback

Hey beautiful guys and dolls! Here it is! My CP feedback edited story. Had a hard time with this, but I hope it makes sense. I've got a post I'm working on I plan to put up after Thanksgiving. Here ya go. Enjoy... Every morning I wake to carnival day.  Today, though, I have my key. If I don’t use it before midnight, my way of escape will gone. It’s a silver key with a twisted metal handle, a sapphire stone half moon and engraved stars. There’s a tiny inscription on the moon, but it’s so small, I’ve never been able to read it.I’ve always kept mine in my jewelry box, but today, I string it on a ribbon and tie it around my neck. My two best friends will be wearing theirs, too, and I wonder how they will escape this carnival of dreams. “What’s it for?” Cress asks as we stand in line for the swings. I run my fingertips over the entire silver surface. “I don’t know. It belonged to my grandmother,” I say. “Whatever.” She shrugs her shoulder in a dismissive way. “Have

My Writing Career Changes and Plans

With today's access to the world via Internet, I’ve come in contact with hundreds of websites. Who hasn’t, right? As a writer, looking for the perfect agent to represent my manuscript (s) it’s been a tempting temptation to put my work out there to anyone who is interested. I mean that’s what all authors want, isn’t? To have a published book by anyone who is willing to print it? That’s a huge NO. My perspective on this has changed in a drastic, career changing way. After being swindled a few times, cheated twice, used by so-called friends in the industry, and lied to more than I can count, I’m pulling back the pens and doing a huge inventory check. My most recent girl agent crush has recently tweeted an extensive amount of writer tips, which I took to heart. She mentioned that self publishing works for some and may be a good thing for them. But if the reason a writer chooses to self pub is because no one else will represent them or publish them, then you are cutting your se