What makes a good novel beginning?
There is a lot of generic advice: start with action, have a killer opening line, open with a hook, write a compelling character. Great. But how do you actually do any of that?
If you’ve asked yourself
- How do you capture a reader’s (or agent’s) attention?
- How do you introduce your characters?
- How do you share the background of the world/story?
- How much detail should you have before it becomes too much?
Then this Novel Beginnings Help Booklet is the worksheet for you. It covers opening lines, how much information to include in the beginning, how to include it without boring the reader, how to introduce characters, and more!