When a reader first opens your novel or story and reads the first line, the first paragraph, have you welcomed the reader and tried to put them at ease? It is imperative to invite the reader into a story in a way that puts them at ease. This means clarity must rule. The reader must never question where the story is taking place, or what—exactly—is happening in this scene. You do not have to spill all the backstory at this point—that doesn’t work. But the reader should know when, where and who and a hint of why.
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- Authors: How Are You Backing Up Your Manuscripts and Business Files? http://ow.ly/mo8iz
- Writability: Writing Tip: Listen to the Rhythm of Your Words http://ow.ly/mo8o2
- Why Your Library May Not Have the E-Book You Want | Book View Cafe Blog http://ow.ly/mo97H
- 21 Platform Building Insights from Authors and Experts Who Excel at It | Your Writer Platform http://ow.ly/mo9fZ
- The Art of the Book Cover with Laura Duffy, Designer [Interview] — The Book Designer
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