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.
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