067T – Using Laura Drake’s Checklist for Openings

Episode 067T Using Laura Drake's Checklist for Openings
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Last Thursday, author Laura Drake spoke to us about how to improve the first five pages of your novel to grab an editor’s or reader’s attention. She very kindly offered listeners a copy of her Checklist for Openings, a document she created to remind herself how to make her book and chapter beginnings the best they can be.

Today I pulled a few items off the list and talked about how they work and why they’re important. I discuss the Story/Style Promise, Power Words, Compelling Cadence, and Universal Need and how they help the reader get more involved in your story from the very beginning.

If you haven’t listened to my interview with Laura yet, do it today and then contact her and ask for a copy of her checklist. Happy Writing!

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at https://www.writenowworkshop.com.

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