The hook is the most important part of your story. If the reader doesn’t get drawn in by the first sentence, they won’t read the first paragraph. If they don’t feel entranced by the first paragraph, they won’t read the first page. No first page, no book.
It’s quite simple really. You need to grab the readers interest on that first page if you want them to read your masterpiece.
SDWEG presents its inaugural First Page Slam. Submit the first page of your work in progress or recently published book. Two professional writers will do a live reading of your page, then give critiques.
Your first page must be submitted by May 8th to be considered.
This is a lot of fun, don’t miss out.
All submissions must be made by May 8th, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org in Microsoft Word format.
Use New Times Roman 12-point font, 1-inch margins, double spaced, indent first line of paragraph.
DO NOT put any identifying information on the page. These need to be anonymous.
Our reviewers will be Dave Larson and R. G. Ryan.Image by Markus Winkler