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First Chapter Responsibilities: What your story opening needs to achieve by Sandy Vaile

First chapters are POWERFUL. They can stop a shopper from casually flicking through the pages to see how the story ends and a publisher from tossing it in the slush pile bin. Readers are searching for a story beginning that grabs their attention, surprises them and makes them curious to the point of desperation to …
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Keeping up with the Times: Prose Styles By Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane and Nied Darnell

My 2020 Resolutions list isn’t a list at all, you see. It’s a filled calendar for the new year. And barring any new disasters, this year I’ll accomplish more that’s on that calendar than I managed last year. This year, at least, I’m forewarned about things that will arrive from the publisher for my attention.