A Writer's Path


You’ve got your idea. Your characters are fleshed out. The setting is crystallized in your mind.

You power up the laptop, and you place your fingers on the keys. Chapter one.

There’s a magic in that. You can practically feel the readers forming an orderly line to purchase your book, even before you finish the first paragraph. But what do you want to accomplish? What are the things to avoid in your first chapter? In this post, we’ll look at the nitty-gritty of a novel’s first chapter.

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3 thoughts on “Avoiding First Chapter Blunders

  1. This is one of the few big word count posts that I read closely this week! I’m glad you took the time to reblog it and share it with others. In some ways it’s soothing reassurance, and some other spots, it’s like a little swat on the butt. That’s what I call a really good blog post!
    Now, you and me both, back to the land of Nanowrimo indentured slavery…uggggggjjjjjhhhhhh….Uncle–NO–I take that back, the finish line is in sight 🙂

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