You’ve experienced it before. Whether you read the first chapter or someone else did, the sense of starting and finishing the novel wasn’t there. You need to grip your reader and you’re only going to do that when you write a great first chapter. Here are five great tips to help you write the first chapter that draws your reader in.
Ever so often you need to take a moment to appreciate the small things. I heard it, you heard it, but what does it truly mean? The two of us are trapped in a lunar station on one of the Red Moons, but no space ship could take us home, help didn’t seem to be arriving and that impending doom seemed to be setting in. What would you do?
We tapped our feet softly as the music played. The tune welcomed us into a surreal fantasy that took care of us better than anyone else had in a while. You would think a classroom without its teacher would be louder, but we all sat with earphones blaring music. Each one alone, writing, studying or at least pretending too.
We have all tried to avoid clichés in our writing. Clichés are overused ideas or tropes in any form of media and to have a clichéd character just feels lazy when you're writing. However, with most ideas already being done-to-death, there comes a time to realize that some clichés are just enjoyable to write and to read. Which is why I will be discussing with you some great clichés in fantasy writing. Let’s check them out!
The soldiers marched on in the dead-zone, looking more formidable than any scavenger they came across. As well-trained as they were, however, they were filled with fear. Having grown used to this broken world, walking on shattered streets, looting collapsing homes and eating suspect food, nothing could prepare them for the people who have long since lost any sense of morals.
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