I chose this earlier book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series to analyze the first two pages, because I enjoyed writing it, and many enjoyed reading it.
The opening line:
The phone ringing at night usually meant bad news. On Tuesday evening, the phone rang right after Tempe and Hutch settled into bed.
Thank you for having me again on your blog, BK! I really enjoyed doing this.
A guide to doing it right. Thanks, Marilyn.
Thanks for contributing a post to The First Two Pages, Marilyn! I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks, J.R. that’s quite a compliment coming from you. I appreciate it.
Your beginning does pull the reader in. You’ve hit on all the points of time, place, what’s the set-up event , and who are the main characters. Good job.
Very nice ptesentation of how to do it right. Thanks Marilyn!