How to Make Your Opening Pages Stand Out

Whether you're prepping to query agents, planning to submit to a small press, or aiming to self-publish, the quality of your opening pages is crucial to your manuscript's success. When an agent sits down with your query, they're giving you minutes, maybe even seconds, to hook them so deeply they simply must keep reading. And … Continue reading How to Make Your Opening Pages Stand Out

Diving Deep Into Third Person Point of View

Have you gotten feedback from readers, agents, or editors telling you they can't connect with your story? Or that you're doing too much telling instead of showing? Or maybe they can't tell what your characters want? While a variety of problems can lead to this sort of feedback, one thing definitely will--using distant third person … Continue reading Diving Deep Into Third Person Point of View