Marc Laidlaw, a writer of science fiction and horror, has found a way of making the crucial opening of your novel more exciting!
Simply add the words, ‘And then the murders began.’
People Are Adding “And Then The Murders Began” To Famous Book Openings, And It’s Impossible Not To Laugh
I could apply it to my five Cornish Detective novels, and my personal favourite from classical literature is to amend the opening of Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. And then the murders began.”
Which novel would you alter?