Tell us a Story — The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel’s First Page

Like My 21 Truths, here’s another great list of writing advice.

Tell us a Story — The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel’s First Page.

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4 thoughts on “Tell us a Story — The 13 Most Common Errors on a Novel’s First Page

  1. I’m finding myself wanting to prove every one of these wrong…think I’m a contrary mood. Like with everything in writing, I feel as though every one of these needs to be considered and consciously decided to be followed or ignored.

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    • Well, there’s always a certain amount of “Every rule has an exception.” and this seems like an excellent place to apply that.

      I did find myself guilty of some of these, and I plan to reevaluate the culprits, but that doesn’t automatically mean I’ll cut them- just go over them with that particular lens.

      Which, I suddenly realized, was probably exactly what you meant. 😛

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