Here’s your weekend #WritingChallenge!

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Beginnings are crucial, and your opening sentence should grab the reader’s attention, making them want to read on.

So this weekend, we challenge you to…

Give us your best opening sentence!

We will be selecting our top three on Monday so be sure to get yours in on time!

The SYTYCW Editors x



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  1. Chris Buono

    Valerie Davis hadn’t expected the after-hours knock on her office door, but once she opened it, and saw her employee Kent Sloan bare chested before her, she knew that their professional relationship was about to get personal.

  2. Jan VanEngen

    I have so many last one

    “How can you live with yourself?!” Ana Stewart demanded to know resting fisted hands on a ceder handcrafted desk. “You’re kicking a seventy-five year old lady out into the street. Gee, your parents must be so proud of you,” she sneered.

  3. Hanna Plummer

    With a deep breath to steel her resolve and quell her second thoughts, Caroline closed her eyes to the image of Devon’s naked body, sheets tangled about his hips, and let the door of their hotel room click shut behind her.

  4. Deborah Taylor

    This is from my WIP, Medical Romance, ‘The Playboy Surgeon’s Secret’ – sadly too late for medical blitz.
    Princess Samira looked down at sore, pinched toes, encased in sparkly, silver leather and faced a cold, hard truth – she was wearing the wrong shoes to kidnap a doctor.

  5. Chrissie

    Remember, Mon Chéri Amour…the laughter and sweet kisses when our love was new, remember our bodies as one, wet with dew, and remember, Diana, if you tell anyone…I’ll kill you.

    • karen christopherson

      sorry everyone…but i’m having technical, dufus difficulties on my husband’s lap top. I did not submit “good one” for my first sentence, I was trying to reply to Emily’s sentence. Yay me.

  6. karen christopherson

    Eyes still tightly closed, Serena woke up with her face pressed against something very hairy and suddenly wished she had shiny red shoes and a good witch to send her home.

  7. Thank you SO MUCH for all these wonderful entries – we’ve had a blast reading them! Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…time to announce our favorites!

    In 1st place…
    “Sleeping with the groom on his wedding night is only a good thing if you happen to be the bride.” – Fiona Marsden. We loved this – full of impact, story and brimming with scandal. We instantly wanted to read more!

    In 2nd place…
    “Madeline Durand was braising short ribs in an Omaha department store when her husband’s sex video went viral.” – JoAnn Ross. This felt so fresh and unique to us – like nothing we’d ever read before. It packs so much story in, and had us on the edge of our seats wanting to read Madeline’s reaction!

    And in joint 3rd place (we loved them both!)…
    “I lifted my face to the light breeze and picked out two things; the scent of a man and blood.” – Yvonne Rediger. So intriguing and atmospheric!

    “At least this time he was wearing clothes.” – Jan VanEngen. Just hilarious…we wanted to know what happened the last time!!

    Thanks again to you all, and congrats to our fab winners 🙂

    Flo & the SYTYCW Editors x