opening pages

  1. Sandy Vaile

    Craft Fantastic First Pages: Reel readers and publishers in with a dazzling first chapter with Sandy Vaile

    We all know how vital a dazzling first chapter is to attracting agents, publishers, readers and competition wins, but it’s also the hardest part of the story, right? Have you rewritten your first chapter about a million times (no exaggeration), changed where the story starts and agonized over...
  2. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 8 The Opening: Various Possibilities

    Lesson 8 The Opening: Various Possibilities The purpose of this lesson is to zoom in on the various options you may have for your opening chapter. We’ll begin by taking out the folder you labeled The Premise. Read your premise very carefully. What did you want to accomplish? Keeping that...
  3. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 8 The Opening: Various Possibilities

    This lesson will focus on the various possibilities of your opening chapter. Take out your folder labeled The Premise. Read your premise very carefully. What did you want to accomplish? Keeping that answer in mind, now focus on the beginning of your story. How can it introduce that concept and...