#firstchapterfriday January

First Chapter Friday #10 (January 2017)

Don’t know what #FirstChapterFriday is? Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo The good I liked the writing and the lack of info dumping, especially since this is fantasy and the reader needs to learn the context, world and premise. The first sentence was long, which I would normally complain about, but it was simple enough to … Read more

Prologues I'm Tired of Reading

6 Prologues I’m Tired of Reading

Many agents, editors and readers hate prologues. In truth, they can be done well (like¬†Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King), but most prologues fail because they accomplish nothing a first chapter should and everything it shouldn’t. Being named something other than Chapter One does not absolve prologues of being the First Impression of Your … Read more