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Today is volume 2 of first lines from 5 books on writing.

“The beginning always starts off easy.”


The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage
to Free Your True Voice by Laraine Herring





“Many writers spend the majority of their time devising their plot.”


The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman





“When you are a first-time novelist, the world looks bright and promising, doesn’t it not?


Writing the Breakout Novel: Insider advice for taking your fiction to the next level by Donald Mass





“Last year, I attended a reading of VoiceCatcher, a magnificent anthology of women writers from Portland, Oregon.”


Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read
& Write Poetry
by Sage Cohen





“Every drama requires a cast.” (Nancy Kress)


Crafting Novels & Short Stories: The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction
by The Editors of Writer’s Digest





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.)

NOTE 2: My first poetry collection: Echoes: Reflections Through Poetry and Verse will be out in two weeks. Check back here or at Hot Chocolate Press for updates. I will be reading from the book on December 12, 2014 in Loveland Colorado at the Lo Co Artisan Coffee House, 544 Cleveland Ave.
Time to be determined.
Book price is $6.99. Ebook is $3.99 (Available in most E-reader formats.)

Coming Mid-November via Hot Chocolate Press

Coming Soon from               Hot Chocolate Press