This is the first time I’ve been moved to reblog anything, but I thought the advice here as to what an agent looks for in the first five pages is such common sense, but things we can tend to overlook. It could also save us a lot of time and heartbreak if we take notice of this advice from Carlie Webber.
Read on and decide for yourself.
If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. You examine the next few paragraphs, hoping your MC’s voice is already taking hold of the reader.
The First Five Frenzy is all about getting an agent’s perspective on what works, and what fails, in those first pages of a manuscript. By reading each agent’s comments, I hope you’ll learn how to make your manuscript a shining gem that will be requested time and time again.
Today, I am proud to share Literary Agent, Carlie Webber’s perspective on what’s important in those critical first pages.
Amy: Many writers have the impression that a great first line is imperative to drawing in the reader. How important is a first line to you as an…
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