A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?
Sunday Seven for Kindle Thoughts and a NaNoWriMo First Line Hook
This week I’m bringing you seven ideas I wish the Kindle App had, as well as seven possible opening lines from my current NaNoWriMo fantasy story.
Kindle App Ideas:
- Genre sorting – For those of us who own books of more than one type (romance, cookbooks, craft instructions, etc), the ability to search by genre would be nice.
- Recommend to friend – Yes, I could contact my friend and retype the title and author… but what if there was just a share icon to click?
- Favorite or Follow the Author on Amazon – Get a notice when they have a new book coming out. This is ridiculously beneficial to the writer, reader, and the sales department!
- Tweet your favorite line- A feature would let you mark 100 characters as you read along, and at the end allow you to tweet one of those as your favorite part, automatically adding in the book title and an Amazon buy link.
- Back of the book- It’s great that I can see the covers. But I wish I could flip them over, virtually speaking, so I could read the blurb on the back.
- Social connect with the writer – Easily click to follow the author on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, and whatever other social sites.
- Follow the publisher- Much like my ideas from 3 and 6, but with the publisher.
Possible Opening Lines:
- I can’t think a less distressing scenario to explain how this gown exists.
- Dad dying would secure my path to the happiest future imaginable, assuming that I could survive the mourning, which is unfathomable.
- I know that I can’t fake a smile bright enough to match this dress. -or- My heartbeat races as I realize that I cannot fake a smile bright enough to match this revealing dress.
- A dragon’s rumble prompts the kingdom to arise from blissful slumber.
- I live on a world illuminated by the light of two nearby stars, yet everywhere I look, I see darkness.
- How am I to lead, as a princess or the military’s general, when I fail the most basic requirement of a citizen?
- Giving this dress to a dragon, so that it can be horded and appreciated for the multitude of shiny jewels, is the best idea.
Would you use any of those features if they were part of the Kindle App? (If you use the Kindle App, that is- otherwise this is probably pointless and irrelevant to you.)
Which, if any, of my seven opening lines most grabs your attention? Do any of them hook you? Are any of the lines off putting for some reason you can explain?