One of the first lessons I learned when I began writing is that the first line matters.
It should invite the reader in to the story or the topic, it should introduce something important that sets the scene for what is to come and, most crucially, it should grab the reader’s attention so they want to continue reading.
The opening sentence of the Bible provides an example of an excellent first line:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
This intriguing statement raises several questions, encouraging us to keep reading:
- Who is this God?
- How did He create the heavens and the earth?
- Why did He create them?
- If God created everything, and I am part of His creation, what implications does that have for my life?
Most importantly, it teaches us a key truth: everything started with God.
I’d love if you’d join me at Gracefully Truthful to continue reading.
I’m also pleased to announce that the winner of the copy of Remarkable Hope from last week’s giveaway is Lisa!