Fantastic First Lines: How to Grip Your Readers with Your Opening Sentence

What makes a compelling first line? Storytellers have been working to craft an enthralling opener since humanity began communicating. Before the written word, oral storytellers knew how important it was to capture the attention of listeners from the get-go. They practiced the art form of fantastic first lines and their techniques are still in use […]

Kickstarter for Authors

Kickstarter is one of the most accessible yet misunderstood funding sources available to authors. It requires nothing but one’s time and passion. There is no application process, no review committee, and no one to purchase the rights to your work. So why do 33% of Kickstarter campaigns fail? Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign platform designed […]

Gripping Grabbers: First Lines that Count

What makes a compelling first line? Storytellers have been working to craft an enthralling opener since humanity began communicating. Before the written word, oral storytellers knew how important it was to capture the attention of listeners from the get-go. They practiced the art form of fantastic first lines and their techniques are still in use […]