I first came across the firstlinefriday tag on Deidra Alexandra’s Blog. At first, I didn’t understand the fun in it and then I looked it up and read more and now I’m trying it myself.

The thing about this tag is it helps you as a writer to practice your openings on a blog. If you don’t have a blog, don’t worry, you can try this at home on a piece of paper or your diary.

picture from devianart.com


How does it work?

I’ll tell you.

On Fridays, you:

  1. Create a post on your blog entitled #FirstLineFriday, hashtag and all.
  2. Explain the rules like I’m doing now.
  3. Post the first one or two lines of a potential work, a work in progress, or a completed or published work.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback, and see if you can get them to try #FirstLineFriday on their own blogs (tagging is encouraged but not necessary).

It’s very easy.

Today’s first line is from the book…


Efuru by Flora Nwapa


They saw each other fairly often and after a fortnight’s courting she agreed to marry him.

Ok, what do you think?

Do you have great first lines?

What first lines have you created and used while writing?

Please leave your comments below and let’s share first lines.

By the way, you are all challenged to use the #FirstLineFriday Tag especially Kemi Bonuola of the The Readers Review Blog. Hehehe


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Have a peaceful weekend and 1st of October celebration..



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