25 Things to Know About Writing the First Chapter of Your Novel

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A reader walks into a bookstore. Spies an interesting book. What does she do? Picks it up. Flips to the first chapter. Or, if I can find the first chapter online somewhere, I’ll read it there. One way or another, I want to see that first chapter. Because that’s where you grab me by the balls or where you push me out the door. The first chapter is where you use me or lose me…

Via http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/05/29/25-things-to-know-about-writing-the-first-chapter/

How I went from Writing 2,000 words a day to 10,000 words a day…

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When I told people that I’d gone from writing 2k words to 10k words per day, I got a huge response. Everyone wanted to know how I’d done it, and I finally got so sick of telling the same story over and over again that I decided to write it down here.
So, once and for all, here’s the story of how I went from writing 500 words an hour to over 1500, and (hopefully) how you can too…

How To Supercharge Your Writing With This Cinematic Technique

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Would you like to know how to supercharge your writing?

Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes.

Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more ‘cinematic’ experience when they read.

They want to watch the story unfold before their eyes rather than be told what is happening in summary or exposition.

Via http://writetodone.com/how-to-supercharge-your-writing/