The beginning of a novel – especially the first chapter – is what will decide if the reader goes on to read more or ditches the story right then and there.
The ability to write a first chapter that hooks the reader is massively important.
But how do you accomplish such a feat?
In episode 73 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper share the elements that every successful first chapter needs – along with some of the mistakes they have made in their earlier writing career.
Links to materials mentioned in this episode:
The Character Development – Essential Skills – course: https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/character-development-sales-page/
The video on how to write awesome prologues: https://youtu.be/CRTiTRWfUeU
The booklet designed to help you with crafting an amazing first chapter: https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/product/novel-beginnings-help-booklet/
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