Chapter one is often the most difficult chapter to write, and that’s because this is where we need to grab a reader and hold them until the end of the book. We need our first chapter to work for us, we need it to be interesting and compelling. So, with that said, here are 5 tips to help you write a great first chapter!
1 – Hook your Reader
It’s important to hook your reader within the first few lines of the first chapter because this is what they’ll most likely read before buying your book. Many readers in bookshops and even online with Amazon’s ‘look inside’ feature, examine the first pages, or more specifically the first lines of a book before deciding whether or not to buy it. There are lots of ways to hook a reader, including beginning with an interesting character or setting or jumping right in…
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