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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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Copy of How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter By Meg LaTorre

There are many things publishing professionals look for in your first pages and chapter: voice, storytelling personality, if the story starts in the right place, showing vs. telling, grammar, grasp of the English language, and more. As a freelance developmental editor and former literary agent, I usually knew after the first few pages or chapter …
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How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter By Meg LaTorre

There are many things publishing professionals look for in your first pages and chapter: voice, storytelling personality, if the story starts in the right place, showing vs. telling, grammar, grasp of the English language, and more. As a freelance developmental editor and former literary agent, I usually knew after the first few pages or chapter …