Free cheat sheet
20 dos and don’ts of writing great beginnings
The beginning is the most important part of your book. The first chapter—probably even the first page—is what makes agents and editors accept or reject a manuscript, and it’s what makes readers decide to buy a book or pick another. But writing a compelling opening is hard because there are so many things a great beginning needs to do and so many mistakes to avoid.
This handy cheat sheet will help you avoid common problems and write a captivating opening that will make readers want to read more!