Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Behind the First Line--veinglory

You may rememeber the winner of our first line contest: 1st Place: "Aneirin saved my life the day I met him, and saved it twice again before he finally killed me." [All that Glitters -- Aislinn Kerry]

From the author: My opening for All that Glitters actually came about because of another first line contest. Last **summer**, Samhain Publishing held a "Best First Line" contest, and a friend of mine was pressuring me to enter. I was standing in my kitchen one morning, contemplating the overwhelming dullness of all my opening lines (All that Glitters's was particularly terrible), and feeling slightly relieved that that fact excused me from going to the trouble of polishing something up and entering it into the contest. From out of nowhere, I heard Kynan's voice in the back of my head, giving me that sentence -- and sounding particularly smug about it, too. he had every right to be -- that first line played a huge role in getting All that Glitters accepted and published.

You can learn more about the book and read an excerpt at my site, aislinnkerry.com/atg.html

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