The High King Lives

May 8, 2012

Filed under: Hear the Writer roar! Tuesdays — amberdover @ 3:05 pm
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Happy Hear the Writer Roar! Tuesday 🙂 Enjoy this reblog! God bless and Remember The High King Lives!
~Amber Dover


The first page is your make-or-break moment. The 250 words in which your reader – be it a literary agent or bookstore browser – decides to either turn the page or close the book forever.

For. Eh. Ver.

If you don’t emotionally engage your reader by page one, it’s over. This is the D in AIDA.

To find out how to hook and keep my readers (and your readers), I scoured the Internet for the best advice on first pages and first chapters. 

Here’s a comprehensive overview of the best advice I found. (If confused, click the source link for a more detailed explanation.)


First of All

From “Moonrat,” a recovering editorial assistant:

  • Assume your reader is in a terrible mood when they look at page one. This prospective agent has an endless stack of submissions to sift through, not to mention actual clients to attend to. You don’t…

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One Response to “”

  1. nikky44 Says:

    Hi Amber, I do get email notification when you reblog 🙂

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