Fiction How to Write Stories By Laura Tong They seem so effortless, don’t they? The first lines of famous books? Unless, of course, you’re a writer yourself. And then they seem anything but. In the last of this series of 3 infographics I wanted to go from all that macro stuff on how to create a best-seller down to the nitty-gritty – the first line. Perhaps nothing gives the newbie – or seasoned – novel writer such chills. And such writer’s block. Which is where this nifty infographic from Scribendi comes in. 34 first lines of famous books to fan the flames of your creativity! What’s your favourite first lines of famous books? Share them in the comments below.