I'm feeling a little down this week, and couldn't come up with anything to blog about. Luckily, my blogging buddies rock seriously hard and have provided some help!
With what, you ask?
They're scary to write, aren't they? Hooking readers in + Me = suckfest. That's why I'm giving you all some super awesome links to help you with that pesky first chapter. I promise to post my personal beef with first chapters later on, so pretty please stay tuned for that.
My Operation Awesome buddy Michelle McLean tutors you on how to create a thesis statement in your opening pages.
The ladies over at Adventures in Children's Publishing share their favorite opening passages.
Beth Revis teaches you how to make your readers ask questions and care about the answers.
There are A TON of other great sites/blogs/forums you can check out (like Janice Hardy's entire freakin' blog: http://storyflip.blogspot.com), but these are just a few of my faves. You won't regret taking a look at them. Pinky swear :D
Now tell me: do you struggle with openings as much as I do???