3 Things: First Lines


Hey, hey!

Time for another installment of “3 Things with Heather Demetrios”…This one is all about writing a kickass first line.

I’ve got my top three tips for how to hook your reader and reel them in.



Check out the video below on either YouTube or my IGTV channel.

I’ll tell you how to…

1. Incite The Reader’s Curiosity

2. Arrest Your Reader

3. Establish Your Authority (aka Don’t Confuse Your Reader)


Comment below and tell me your favorite first lines…and even your own first line!


Bonus: Head on over to my Inspiration Portal for a First Line Workout, a worksheet download to help you hone your first line skills.




Write Better Now.


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