First Chapter Friday

There are a lot of books out there, so why should anyone read yours? Your first chapter is your book's audition. These tips will help you get the best out of your first chapter.
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Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? In the Skin of a Monster, Kathryn Barker The good The voice in this book was immediate and fantastic. I knew this girl immediately and was interested in what she was doing and what she had to say. I learnt about how three years beforehand, when they were both fourteen, …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? In the Skin of a Monster, Kathryn Barker The good The voice in this book was immediate and fantastic. I knew this girl immediately and was interested in what she was doing and what she had to say. I learnt about how three years beforehand, when they were both fourteen, …

#FirstChapterFriday November 2016 Tips for writing your book's first chapter.

#FirstChapterFriday November 2016 Tips for writing your book's first chapter.

Not sure what #FirstChapterFriday is? Watch the video Face Value, Ian Andrew Engaging First Sentence? It wasn’t the prettiest place to die. I liked it; it told me that I was starting the story in the middle of an action scene so it probably wouldn’t be a boring or slow start. It also told me …

Not sure what #FirstChapterFriday is? Watch the video Face Value, Ian Andrew Engaging First Sentence? It wasn’t the prettiest place to die. I liked it; it told me that I was starting the story in the middle of an action scene so it probably wouldn’t be a boring or slow start. It also told me …

Good Morning, Midnight, Lily Brooks-Dalton The good I liked the concept. the bad Everything else. Apart from odd transitions in places, the writing was fine. But almost the entire chapter consisted of info dumping about the character and what the setting looked like. I know his entire life, and that’s the last thing I’m interested in because …

Good Morning, Midnight, Lily Brooks-Dalton The good I liked the concept. the bad Everything else. Apart from odd transitions in places, the writing was fine. But almost the entire chapter consisted of info dumping about the character and what the setting looked like. I know his entire life, and that’s the last thing I’m interested in because …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? Cinder, Marissa Meyer Engaging First Sentence? The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. I found this sentence to be a classic “I overestimate how much my reader cares about my story and its characters”. I could picture something, which was great …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? Cinder, Marissa Meyer Engaging First Sentence? The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. I found this sentence to be a classic “I overestimate how much my reader cares about my story and its characters”. I could picture something, which was great …

Every Friday, I read the first chapter of a novel I haven't read before and discuss its overall rating as a first chapter. Here are June's reads:

Every Friday, I read the first chapter of a novel I haven't read before and discuss its overall rating as a first chapter. Here are June's reads:

Every Friday I read the first chapter of a book I've never read before and post about it on Instagram using the tag #FirstChapterFriday.

Every Friday I read the first chapter of a book I've never read before and post about it on Instagram using the tag #FirstChapterFriday.

First Chapter Friday | What makes the first chapter stand out?

First Chapter Friday | What makes the first chapter stand out?

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? After a year of analysing first chapters and finding the same strengths and weaknesses over and over, I’ve decided to bring #FirstChapterFriday to an end. I’ve learnt a lot myself about the importance of first chapters; about the differences between a chapter that keeps readers reading, and one that turns them …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? After a year of analysing first chapters and finding the same strengths and weaknesses over and over, I’ve decided to bring #FirstChapterFriday to an end. I’ve learnt a lot myself about the importance of first chapters; about the differences between a chapter that keeps readers reading, and one that turns them …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo The Good I liked the writing and the lack of info dumping, especially since this is fantasy and the reader needs to learn the context, world and premise. The first sentence was long, which I would normally complain about, but it was simple enough to …

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo The Good I liked the writing and the lack of info dumping, especially since this is fantasy and the reader needs to learn the context, world and premise. The first sentence was long, which I would normally complain about, but it was simple enough to …


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Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, there should come a time when you revise your novel, and one of the first steps of revising your novel should involve giving it structure. I know writers seethe when they hear the word should, but honestly, what’s the point of perfecting your writing, or even elements like …

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, there should come a time when you revise your novel, and one of the first steps of revising your novel should involve giving it structure. I know writers seethe when they hear the word should, but honestly, what’s the point of perfecting your writing, or even elements like …

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