Your Critical 1st Chapter
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHAPTER IN YOUR NOVEL?
Each chapter has a unique job to perform, but your Opening Chapter is CRITICAL to your success as a writer.
If you haven't incorporated at least 3 of the
In Ten Times Guilty, as well as in With Full Malice, both crime thrillers, I introduced m/c in the 2nd chapters simply because I didn’t want a Prologue, but I kept the 1st chapter short and dramatic action to increase pacing.
When I queried the publisher for one of my supernaturals, they replied with a request for ONLY the 1st 3 paragraphs of my opening chapter.
So your first page MUST entice them to read further. Then they asked for the 1st 3 chapters, then the full manuscript.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR OPENING PAGES?
Have you included the 5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS in YOUR opening chapter MUST have?
While I've retired from editing full manuscripts, I love helping writers with their opening chapters, the critical OPENING PAGES that either entice readers/agents, and/or publishers to turn the page or replace your book with someone else's masterpiece.
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I'll ANALYZE & EDIT
your 1st chapter up to
proofing, copyediting, and editing for content:
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