I dont know if there is /was already a thread like this, but since many of you are new i guess it couldnt hurt starting a new one. What first line of a book really grabs you? what is the ideal first sentence of a book that, when you open it, makes you unable to put it down? Or could you give an example of your favourite-beginnings of books you read? Im about to start revising my first draft and i realized i need to renew the beginnings as well, to make it more interesting and make people wanna read more right from the start. Im not saying im going to use your examples, but i was just curious which kind of beginnings that really WORKS? Dialogue right from the start? too much backstory is a no-no. that much i have understood. And you need to hook the reader from the start, raising questions or curiosity. but which is the best way to do that? I thought it would be fun to hear your opinions about this. Which is the best way to begin a novel?