Wednesday, April 21, 2010

6 Jody Hedlund Identifies First Chapter No-Nos



I'm loving this post by Jody Hedlund on what can go wrong in your first chapter to turn someone reading it off. From neglecting to include a strong hook to trying to get too much in too quickly, her thoughts are insightful for anyone working on a novel.

Happy Writing!
Marissa

6 comments:

  1. This was very helpful, thanks. I became one of her followers. She's great.

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  2. Sheri,
    We're delighted to pass along fabulous advice! It seems there's so much to remember when you write and revise. Hearing these tips refreshed me in certain ways and gave me new perspective, as well! Thanks for your comment!

    Marissa

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  3. Wow, excellent advice. Thanks for passing it along. I became one of her followers too.

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  4. Jody has a great site! This post is just one example of what wonderful ideas she shares. Thanks for being a part of our community, Julie!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this link! It was very helpful to think on how to grab a reader's attention in the first chapter.

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  6. We're so happy it was helpful for you Judy. The first chapter is completely the "first impression" in terms of your manuscript. There's a lot of pressure to get it just right. Thanks for following!

    Marissa

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