5 First Lines: Books on Writing

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Today’s list comes from my Craft of Writing bookshelf.

“My earliest memory is of imagining I was someone else—imagining that I was, in fact, the Ringling Brothers Circus Strongboy.”

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On Writing: A Memoir of Craft by Stephen King

 

 

 

 

 

“I am sitting at a small pine table, facing east toward the Sangre de Cristo foothills.”

Julie

The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life by Jullia Cameron

 

 

 

 

“At my writers group last week we talked about our writing goals for the next year.” Kerrie

“It’s the New Year, and the blogosphere is teeming with resolutions.”
Jenny

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Write Away: A Year of Musings and Motivations for Writers
by Kerrie Flanagan and Jenny Sundstedt

 

 

 

 

“This morning, a great blue heron lands on the rooftop outside my office window.”

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Writing Begins With the Breath:Embodying Your Authentic Voice 
by Laraine Herring

 

 

 

 

“There was a time when I was in between jobs and I would wake up at night and write down my connections.”

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Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit
by Janell Moon

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: Someday I will run out of first lines of books I have read (or will soon read.) If you would like to include your book’s first line for consideration in 5 First Lines Friday, send me a cover jpg, the first line (not from intro or prologue), your name and a link to buy your book (Amazon or other.)

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