The contest is exactly what it sounds like: Write your best opening line to a novel. Seven thriller writers serve as judges. They each choose their favorite entry from a blind pool of submissions.
My first sentence was one of the winners this year, chosen by D.P. Lyle. He’s one of my favorite novelists, a past winner of the prestigious Macavity award, as well as the author of several non-fiction books about forensics.
Thank you, Doug.
Here’s my first sentence. Novel to follow:
“Maybe you should put on your pants before you meet my husband.”
Click here to read the other best first sentences. They’re all fun.