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The first 30 pages of your book (let’s be honest, even the first 3) are supremely important in terms of catching the attention of an agent and an editor. If you’re serious about getting your book published, you have to be serious about making your work stand out in the slush pile. An agent won’t wait until page 40 or chapter 3 for your story to get going. It has to be excellent from the first paragraph.
So what does an engaging opening look like? And what are some of the common pitfalls and clichés to avoid in the opening scenes of your story? Literary agent Sara Megibow will examine all that . . . and more.
In this 52-minute tutorial video, you’ll learn:
Note: This tutorial was originally recorded as a webinar. Critiques were only available to those who attended the live webinar. To see all upcoming live webinars, many of which include critiques, visit: Writer’s Digest Shop – Live Webinars