Fun Feature Friday: First Chapters

It’s been forever since I’ve actually done a Fun Feature Friday. I know you missed it, right? 🙂 Well, to continue the discussion about beginnings yesterday, here are some other great articles about first chapters. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Analysis: Construction of the First Chapter
from Chersti at Literary Life Notes
Tying together the beginning with the ending. What works in the first chapter of Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth (only read this if you’ve read the book).

Make that first page count…or else
from D. Lynn Frazier at Writtenwyrdd
Finding a way to make your beginning different from everything else

Workshop  Submission #1
Workshop Submission #2
Workshop Submission #3
Workshop Submission #4
Workshop Submission #5
Workshop Submission #6
Workshop Submission #7
Workshop Submission #8
from agent Mary Kole at Kidlit
These are great. People submitted their first page or so and got feedback from Mary. The feedback she gives addresses issues in their submission but can be helpful to all writers because a lot of it is common problems.

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About Karen Krueger

I write for teens when I'm not chasing after two cute kids. I love to sing and eat cereal (though not at the same time), and I most certainly am not a vampire because I'm addicted to sunshine.
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One Response to Fun Feature Friday: First Chapters

  1. Thanks for the mention! I am so honored to be with such prolific bloggers!
    The beginning is hard to nail, and important throughout the writing process, so great focus.

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