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Online Publishers

book-fan-rgb-300As some of you know, I’m an advocate of publishing either with a major commercial publisher through an agent, or self-publishing. To avoid one of the hundreds of ebook publishers on the net.


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You’ve Finished Your Manuscript-Now What? (Part 2)

victoria-howard-5For my second post about whether your manuscript is ready for publication and the value of a three-chapter evaluation, I would like to discuss the opening chapter more commonly referred to as ‘how to hook the reader.’

When I am not writing I am an avid reader. If you fail to grab my attention in the first few pages, I am not going to read any further. Here are a few things I find annoying in the opening of a story:

Irrelevant information. Most novice writers feel they have to tell the reader everything about a character – known in the industry as backstory. The first few paragraphs are crucial. Introduce your protagonist, but only impart important information.

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Writing Your Novel Available Now!

WN White w1 & Border 300WRITING YOUR NOVEL: From Idea to Outline, to Plotting Your Way Through the 3-Act Structure + Xtras

Available Now! Special launch price $.99!

We did a slight alteration on the cover. I hope you like it. And I hope Writing Your Novel will help you succeed as an author.


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September 26, 2015 · 6:52 pm