Last week I talked about great first pages, why they are important and gave some examples of my favorite first pages. Now, I think it’s time for you all to practice with your first pages. Why? Because next week I’m going to host a first page contest! For simplicity’s sake, we’re going to call the first 250 words of a work the “first page.”

Here’s what we’re going to do this week:

  • In the comments field, post your first page. 
  • Read others and offer feedback. As always, feedback should contain both positive and negative comments and should always be unfailingly polite. This is not a forum to boost your own ego by knocking others down. We’ve never had the slightest problems in the past, so I don’t expect any now. 

 We’ll do this for one week, so start posting now, and get your first page ready for next week’s contest!

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