Trifextra 26: A Romance Incipit

Whoever was pounding on the door had better have their affairs in order, thought Sofia Buck, pushing herself up off the sofa, because she was going to murder them with her bare hands.


What we want you to do this weekend is to give us a 33-word opening line to your book.  That’s it.

This is the official beginning to Buck’s Landing, the fruits of my writing vacation. You can check out the character teasers I’ve posted here and here

23 thoughts on “Trifextra 26: A Romance Incipit

  1. Brilliant opening. I got all excited and then realised we weren’t getting any more! As we British say, oh, bother! Wonderful that this new project walked along the sands to you, Cam.

  2. A strong female character from the start… I like it! I like that you used the word ‘murder’ instead of just ‘kill.’ It’s a more descriptive word.

  3. loved! Who was pounding on the door? Why was Sofia on the couch? Worse, why was she so incredibly angry? You definitely bring out a lot of questions in this opening line!

  4. Excellent start. Not sure that “bare hands” is a necessary part of set up though. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Much appreciated!

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