Hey, its been a while since I've been on these forums. Anyway, I've been doing some extensive studies on fiction these past few months. I've been dissecting the novel, and trying to identify what makes a great book, a great book. One big factor, is a gripping first sentence, that gives the audience enough of a motivation to read through the description and details until they reach the next bit of tension or conflict. I figure it will be better if I could get some first hand advice from writers who are more experienced than myself. So, is there anybody who has advice on writing a compelling first line? Thanks guys.