“The Earth trembled beneath him as if rattling its final breath.”
That is the opening to my novel. There must be some secret to catching readers, but I doubt my ability. Each phrase must be crafted with the utmost care; each sentence must be flawless.
Do these words create a sense of urgency? Do they make you wonder what is happening? To whom?
Fellow writer, would you read this book or set it back upon the shelf?
I leave my words here, vulnerable to your venerable opinion.