Tips For Writing Characters That Connect with Readers

Over at the First Five Frenzy post from last month, I talked about how to help a reader connect to your manuscript in the first five pages. I thought I’d quickly break down some of the previous advice that pertains to character, and then share a few more tips!...

5 Things You Should Do On The First Page of Your YA Novel

1.) Set the scene. I’m not sure why, but I see many more children’s manuscripts that start with, “My name is (blank),” than I’ve ever seen in adult fiction. And while it does work on the rare occasion, in general I think it sets the stage for an info dump instead of a...

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