Dying to Write

Every month I look forward to the replies for my Dying to Write competition! From your feedback, I’m delighted to report that hundreds of you are putting pen to paper or rather fingers to keyboards to take part and I’d just like to say well done to all of you for having a go. The most difficult book starts with the first word so please don’t give up if you have any desire to get going down the publishing road.

Every book starts with the first word and this month’s Opening Lines competition has been a real eye opener – there are some wonderfully dark minds out there and plenty of you who should be shut away… but only to finish the book that would flow from your killer opening lines!

As always it was difficult to choose an outright winner so I have settled on a winner and a runner-up! Congratulations Inge Schuiten and Deborah Piotrkowski-Kaminski – it’s safe to say I’d enjoy the finished novel if either of you carry on writing.

WINNER: Inge Schuiten

Dying wasn’t so hard after all.

RUNNER-UP: Deborah Piotrkowski-Kaminski

I watched their blood drip off my fingers with no emotion and no regret.