Monday, July 16, 2012

Hookers and Hangers Blogfest: Hookers

I'm interrupting my normal blogging schedule today to participate in the Hookers and Hangers Blogfest hosted by the lovely ladies at Falling For Fiction!


We're supposed to post at least three "hookers" today - first lines of chapters from a WIP. So here are the first lines from all three of my WIPs (doing this has made me realize a lot of my hookers suck. I might need to work on that).

Forever Friday:
Un milagro, they called me. A miracle.

Needle's Eye:
When Akira was very small, her grandfather told her stories of Koschei the Deathless.

Revision:
"Happy half-birthday, Calypso!" My roommate, Violet, leaps onto my bed with far too much enthusiasm for seven a.m.

(Okay, so I cheated on a couple of those, but they're short enough that I figured I could sneak 'em in.)

I don't know how to add the links to everyone else's blogs, so go to Falling For Fiction for the complete list!

 




21 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I think the first one is very interesting! :D

Emily R. King said...

Your first line is amazing. I'm hooked!

Cassie Mae said...

Awesome, Mara! I have some friends who have too much energy at seven. Did I say friends? I meant children, lol. :)

Hope Roberson said...

Great hooks to all three stories! I'd love to see more of each one :)

Jenny Morris said...

Love the beginning of Friday. ;0) And the other 2 sound great too! Calypso is such a great name.

Can't wait to read your hangers.

Leigh Covington said...

ooh! I'm hooked!

Alleged Author said...

You know I'm hooked because I became your CP. :) Can't wait to read the other two WIPs!!!!!

VikLit said...

They're ALL great but the first one has me especially hooked.

Kelley Lynn said...

That first one is fantastic. LOVE it. So many questions it raises. Thanks so much for participating!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Ooh, nicely done. They made me want to know more about this girl!

Jade Hart said...

Very cool :) I'm hooked. :) And I cheated too... would love to read this :)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love these! I can't decide which is my favorite - I love all three!

Nick Wilford said...

I like 'em! All three had me asking questions, in other words, I want to read on - so, job done, basically. :)

C.M.Brown said...

I like all three, but my favourite is Needle's Eye!

C.M.Brown said...

I like all three, but my favourite is Needle's Eye!

Jeannette said...

These lines hold a lot of depth... with three lines you've indicated there is culture, oral history, and youth in your book, and maybe a little of the fantasical. I'm very interested in this story!

Tara Tyler said...

those are great! love the first one! so many possibilities!

1000th.monkey said...

Ooooh, #2 sounds very mythological, so that hooks me for sure :)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

HALF BIRTHDAYS! I celebrate half birthdays. This makes my life complete!!!! Thanks for sharing!

elizabeth seckman said...

I have to go with the fist one...an bit of education in the hook. That's always a good thing! (and I don't know how to do the links either!)

Ink in the Book said...

Forever Friday. I want more of Forever Friday...