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What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel

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Advice from Literary Agents

No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents. They’re the ones on the front lines — sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they’re the ones who can tell us which Chapter 1 approaches are overused and cliche, as well as which techniques just plain don’t work. Below find a smattering of feedback from experienced literary agents on what they hate to see the first pages of a writer’s submission. Avoid these problems and tighten your submission.

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7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel

7 methods to add great subplots to your novel.

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3 Ways to Know When to End Your Chapters

Exactly when and where your chapter breaks will go.

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