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I know not all of you are here for writing stuff but it's fun to look a little deeper at stories even as readers. Especially opening lines. Those are the ones that can make or break a story.
Here are the opening lines from Wolves:
Intrigued? I dropped hints about the world and the personality of my main character. The world I created in Wolves is harsh and freezing and full of predators (animal and human alike).
And if I were dropped onto the planet I created, I would definitely die. Like probably in 30 seconds. Next time you start a book or an article, look closer at those first lines. Are you hooked in or do you need something more?