Here’s what the Trifecta Writing Challenge was for this weekend:
For this weekend, we want to play on an oft-noted literary concept: that of the opening line of a book (also known as an incipit, if you’re fancy). A great first line can reel in the audience, set the pace for the entire piece, and make for an enjoyable read right off the bat. Conversely, a weak opening can lose readers before the characters even have a chance. There are lots of great sites and books dealing with the idea of the incipit. Here’s just one.
So here’s the beginning sentence to my imaginary novel:
The Life and Times of Spinkz Mccoy
Used car salesman Spinkz Mccoy figured the key to his success was due to the fact that he was as honest as the day is long on the shortest day of the year.
And there you have it, Dear Reader! This challenge was a lot of fun — I highly recommend it!