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Beginnings: The First Few Pages

How do you start your book? A strong opening is very important to a good story and a good book. Many people glance at the first few pages when thinking about reading a book; if it doesn’t grab them then, you’ve lost a potential reader. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, [...]
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Literary Agent Kate McKean Teaches “Awesome First Pages: How to Start Your Story Right” — Webinar With Critique on Nov. 15, 2012

Arts / Writing : WritersDigest.com (2 years ago)

No longer can writers compose books that "really start to cook on page 40." Books must start strong from the very first page. Your first paragraph, your first sentence, your first few pages -- they all must have momentum and conflic... Read Post

Write Opening Lines and Chapters That Hook Readers — June 6, 2013 Webinar With Agent Victoria Marini

Arts / Writing : WritersDigest.com (2 years ago)

In order for someone to keep reading your manuscript, it has to start strong. Gone are the days when a book could "get good on page 44." Now it's imperative for writers to hook agents & editors with their chapter 1, page 1 -- and ev... Read Post

Writing the Unlikable Character (and Why You Should)

Arts / Writing : WritersDigest.com (7 hours ago)

We talk a lot about the importance of writing characters that readers like or can relate to—and by “we” I mean anyone who feels strongly about books, regardless of profession. It’s nice to know when the good guy is good and when the... Read Post


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