Use one of the 20 first sentences in this post as your writing inspiration today. And kick-start your writing for the rest of this week.

20 first sentences to get you writing today

Select one of the sentences below to start your writing momentum today, and the whole week ahead!

  1. She always knew this would come to an end, but not quite like this.
  2. He still couldn’t believe his body was capable of this physical challenge, but alas, here he was…
  3. In this city, my family could start over again, and we were starting here, at the…
  4. I looked down at my ringing phone and really didn’t want to answer it, because it was him, calling to tell me…
  5. As I’m looking out over these rolling hills, I’m daydreaming about…
  6. I ducked my head under the water and…
  7. The air was hot, dry, and dusty, as we traversed the desert to…
  8. There she was, the child I gave birth to, and I couldn’t believe that…
  9. As we sat down to dinner…
  10. There was a knock at the door, but we weren’t expecting anyone to stop by until tomorrow for…
  11. I ran into him yesterday, as I was taking a long walk along the…
  12. The weather was still atrocious and it had been a while since…
  13. They say be careful what you wish for, and now I know why.
  14. Here I am, standing in a bus depot waiting for this person I haven’t seen in over a decade.
  15. When I pulled back the curtains, I saw…
  16. “Now is the time to start the rest of our lives,” he said, right before…
  17. My heart nearly stopped when I started to hear the helicopter rotors in the distance.
  18. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but here’s what my most recent experience traveling taught me.
  19. As I entered the building…
  20. The silence in the room was palpable, but I refused to be the first one to speak because…

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