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PostSubject: Opening Remarks   Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:19 am

Here's a new article about writing a page-turner of a first chapter:  

http://www.writersdigest.com/article/8-ways-to-write-a-5-star-chapter-one/

And an old favorite about what NOT to do:
 
http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agents+Chapter+1+Pet+Peeves.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: Opening Remarks   Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:45 am

Those are great articles! Thanks! :D

I was particularly interested in the tip in the first one ("How to Write a 5-Star Chapter One") where she advises that you make your first chapter into a short story or mini-plot to hook people's attention. I'm gonna try that! good
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