Start with action sounds like simple advice, but making it work takes careful consideration and planning. The opening action sets the tone for your entire story. Make sure yours doesn’t fall into one of these traps.
Stakes are the consequences you character faces. They are a critical part of your story Without them, readers won’t care if your character wins
Opening chapters are more than plot. They must create the character and her world while preparing the reader for what’s ahead.
The Manuscript Shredder’s NaNoWriMo Beginner’s Guide begins with first chapter do’s and don’ts. Start your story the right way
The first page is the introduction to your entire novel. Create an effective first page by avoiding these writing mistakes
Common mistakes that will ruin your opening chapter and how to fix them.