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!
May be excerpted and duplicated for educational purposes.