Your title is the first part of your book readers experience – and one of the only cover elements controlled by the author. Take this chance to make a great first impression on readers with these five tips for writing titles that are just as special, unique and individual as your stories:
The following article was published on ProWritingAid on 13/03/2017. Read the full article here, or read below for an excerpt.
Authors often discuss how reading improves your writing. However, there’s a big difference between passive and active reading, and if you’re serious about using published novels to improve your writing you must learn how to do the latter.
It can be hard to trim your novel down to size. How can you cut out thousands of words without losing key scenes, beautiful dialogue and perfect setting descriptions? There’s lots of methods, but one of the easiest is to cut 1 word from each paragraph.
Your novel’s first page is arguably its most important. Around 90% of stories are rejected by agents and publishers before they reach the end of the first page, so it’s crucial to craft an engaging, well-written and compelling first page. Here are the 6 crucial elements of a great first page.