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Crafting A First Line That Will Hook Your Readers

What helps you decide if you’re going to take a chance on a book? Cover art, blurb, or the all-important first line? Writing the perfect opening line is essential to grabbing readers attention. So what does a great first line … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Writing Prompt

The council had spoken. She would be tried for giving the unfaithful hope. Her false imprisonment only fed her desire to break them.

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Wednesdays Writing Prompt

With school, Amelia, and the body safely five states away he found himself alone within the world. Maybe he had gotten away with it or maybe the next person that picked him up had already heard of what he had … Continue reading

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The First Pages Of Your Novel Should Have…

Worried the beginning of your novel isn’t going to captivate your readers? Then follow these eleven simple tips to make sure you have included everything you needed to hook them. There is also a video on where to start your … Continue reading

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How To Craft The Perfect Novel Beginning.

The opening scene is one of the most crucial in your novel. It has to engage readers while introducing the most important aspects of the story. Continue reading

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Writing A First Chapter That Will Hook Your Readers And Agents Alike.

Want to hook readers so they can’t walk away from your book? Want to catch an agent’s attention and stand out from the rest of the slush pile? Want to get that elusive word-of-mouth buzz about your book? Writing an amazing first chapter is one of the most powerful ways of achieving these goals. Easier said than done, though, right? Continue reading

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To Prologue Or Not To Prologue? That Is The Question.

To me, prologues in novels usually exist to provide a complicated backstory that may or may not be immediately relevant to the main storyline. Continue reading

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