October 26th, 2018

First Page Critique

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Thank you, brave soul, for trusting me with your work. I hope you find this helpful.
 
I chose this month's submission to help explain a closer POV. This reads like a movie script. It is omniscient POV (mostly), which was great in the 1800's, but today's reader wants an immersive experience...they want to BE Katniss.… Read the post

August 24th, 2018

First Page Critique

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Just a note first. I'm ready for more first page submissions!  If you've sent one in and I haven't used yours, there could be three reasons. 1. it's too good - people learn from mistakes!  2. It's not perfect, but there's not enough there to spend a whole blog addressing.Read the post

June 22nd, 2018

First Page Critique

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I chose this month's first page to explain how to get close POV. I think it's due to our visual, reality based, Netflix, 3-D modern world that makes readers want an immersive read. They're used to 'being in' films, which makes it easy to BE the character.… Read the post

May 25th, 2018

First Page Critique

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I chose this entry to crit this month because, at its core, it sounds like an interesting story, and it could be a compelling beginning. But it's buried in adjectives, adverbs and asides. I can tell this author slaved over this.Read the post

April 27th, 2018

First Page Critique

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Craft | WriterStrong

I'm ready for more first page submissions! Just copy and paste your first page into the body of an email, and send it to: LauraDrake@LauraDrakeBooks.com

I can't promise to use yours - I'm choosing them mostly for what lessons they can teach.Read the post


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