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One Hot Thing - The Importance of the Opening Line
Episode 359th August 2021 • Talking Creative • Samantha Boffin
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This week’s One Hot Voiceover Thing - make your first line count.

It is National Book Lover’s Day today.

The perfect time to celebrate the art of the opening line.

But why are they so important and how are they connected to Voiceovers?

In this short episode we find out why - with a bit of help from Stephen King!

Incidentally - in case you're burning to know - The Catcher in The Rye's opening line is:

“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

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