Sandra Gerth - author of the Writers' Guide Series

Interview on how to write great beginnings (Rebel Author Podcast)

How to write great beginnings interview

Recently, I’ve been invited to chat with Sacha Black from the Rebel Author Podcast.

We talked about how to write great beginnings for your story, and we covered important points such as: 

  • The most common mistakes authors make with beginnings
  • What you need to establish in the first act and the first chapter
  • How to handle prologues, flashbacks, and flash-forwards
  • How to hook readers
  • How to know when you have the right beginning


Listen to the podcast

You can listen to a recording of the podcast on Sacha’s Rebel Author Podcast website or on YouTube.


Links mentioned in the podcast

My book on how to Write Great Beginnings

Free cheat sheet with 20 do’s and don’ts for writing great beginnings


More Rebel Author Podcast episodes

Check out Sacha Black’s interviews with other authors & writing experts. They cover interesting topics such as how to self-edit, how to write full-time, how to write romance, how to outline a novel, and many more. 

Subscribe to Sandra Gerth's newsletter for writers to get writing tips, free books for writers, and a handy cheat sheet for writing great beginnings sent to your in-box.

Subscribe to get free books

Leave a Comment