I might have to do a little reworking; I started with a prologue. But I think that might be a better way to flow the plot! I have learned through the editing process of my non-fiction book that editing is a lot more than just punctuation and consistency of detail; it’s refining and reworking into a more marketable package. I can do that. Back to the drawing board!
No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents. They’re the ones on the front lines — sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they’re the ones who can tell us which Chapter 1 approaches are overused and cliche, as well as which techniques just plain don’t work. Below find a smattering of feedback from experienced literary agents on what they hate to see the first pages of a writer’s submission. Avoid these problems and tighten your submission!
Go to writerunboxed.com now to read these great tips!
Don’t worry dear, I won’t be redesigning our home to look like this any time soon. But its amazing to see!
io9.com posted some great pictures of steampunk styled homes, I don’t think would want to live in one long term but they are beautiful works of art on their own! Enjoy 🙂
Thanks to deep fried sci fi for reporting it first.
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