The First 50 Pages

The First 50 Pages

Engage Agents, Editors and Readers, and Set your Novel up for Success

eBook - 2011
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First impressions are vital and the opening scenes of a novel are crucial if the reader is going to stick around until the story's end. What writers do in these opening pages, and how they do it, is a matter that cannot be left to chance. Whether a writer wants to craft a strong beginning right from the start or they have a complete manuscript and are ready to start sending it out for publication, the beginning of their novel plays a key role in their story's success. This helpful guide walks writers through the tasks their first 50 pages must accomplish in order to avoid leaving the reader di.
Publisher: Cincinnatti F+W Media, 2011.
ISBN: 9781599632872
159963287X
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Alternative Title: First fifty pages
Contents: Chapter 13: Pages 2 To 50Chapter 14: Conclusion; Index.
Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Author Bio; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Part 1: The Submission Process; Chapter 1: In (and out of) The Beginning; Chapter 2: Proposal Killers; Chapter 3: Three Bombs; Part 2: What Your First 50 Pages Must Accomplish; Chapter 4: Engage Your Reader; Chapter 5: Introduce Your Main Character; Chapter 6: Establish Your Hero's Normal; Chapter 7: Establish our Story World's Normal; Chapter 8: Start The Inner Journey; Chapter 9: How To Begin; Chapter 10: Another Fine Mess; Chapter 11: A One-Act Play; Chapter 12: The First Page.
Summary: First impressions are vital and the opening scenes of a novel are crucial if the reader is going to stick around until the story's end. What writers do in these opening pages, and how they do it, is a matter that cannot be left to chance. Whether a writer wants to craft a strong beginning right from the start or they have a complete manuscript and are ready to start sending it out for publication, the beginning of their novel plays a key role in their story's success. This helpful guide walks writers through the tasks their first 50 pages must accomplish in order to avoid leaving the reader di.

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