Click here to generate a compelling first sentence

The Writer's First Line Generator will create an intriguing opening for your novel or short story. These first lines are inspired by analysis of some classic openers. There is a formula to compelling opening lines and it is about creating a story within a single line - even if it is not the story that will ultimately be told.

The first line of a story has to be an invitation to read on. The first lines generated here all beg a question. Sometimes it will be: 'How did we get to this point?' and sometimes it will be: 'What happened next?' There is also the type that leaves the reader puzzling: 'What does that mean?'