How to Write a Strong Opening

How to Write a Strong Opening

In the past, I've blogged about how to write a great first chapter for your novel, but I didn't dig too deep into the opening lines of a novel. In all honesty, the opening first lines of your novel may be the most important lines in your entire book. Those are the lines that a potential reader reads to decide if your book is important enough to buy. If those opening lines, or pages, don't grab their attention, readers may not finish, or even buy, your book. 

How do we, as writers, write strong opening lines that grab our reader's attention? I will discuss four tips below. 

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How to Write a Killer First Chapter

How to Write a Killer First Chapter

With NaNoWriMo less than a week away, many of us have finished plotting, or begun to plot our novel. However, something that all authors, myself included, struggle with is writing the first chapter.

The first chapter of any novel can be the most crucial chapter you will ever write. It needs to draw in your reader, excite them, and keep them turning the pages. Unfortunately, there is no set formula to writing a killer first chapter. However, there are elements that all successful first chapters share and I'll going to share them with you today.

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