The first plot point is the moment everything is laid out: the stakes, the task, and the opposition. The hero’s bag is packed. Now, the journey begins.
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.
Engaging readers from the first sentence is now a podcast
There are plenty of ways to ruin your first chapter. Avoiding these common problems will get your opening pages one step closer to that coveted request