How do you know your book's first chapter is ready?
First chapters have lots of moving parts and must do some heavy lifting to ensure the success of your book. If your first chapter doesn’t work for the reader, then you probably have lost a customer for life.
Don't leave things to chance. This guide will take you from the opening hook to the can't-put-it-down cliffhanger; you will learn how to choose the best point of view, set the scene, show the normal world, and engage your readers.
Receive tips you can use immediately to make a noticeable improvement to your first chapter.
The guide contains clear, strong examples you can relate to and understand. Get answers to the most common questions authors ask.
A checklist is included for self-assessment to find and eliminate troublesome issues. Make your first chapter shine!
Kathrese McKee has edited fiction professionally since 2014 in the following genres: urban and paranormal fantasy, fairytale retellings, dystopian and military science fiction, women’s fiction, and contemporary and historical romance.
She is the host of the Writing Pursuits podcast and writes and produces a weekly newsletter, Writing Pursuits Tips for Authors. Kathrese is the author of speculative fiction books, short stories, and flash fiction. Her goal is to help you “prepare your story for the journey ahead.”
As a Three Story Method Certified Editor, she specializes in story analysis and diagnostics, helping authors understand their strengths and weaknesses and polish their work for publication.
Kathrese loves to teach principles of writing and business, and she is available for speaking engagements.
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