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  • Writer's pictureNicole Wilbur

5 Questions to Ask About Your Book's Opening

Updated: May 6, 2021

How do you write your novel opening so it sets the novel's tone, makes promises about the plot, introduces the characters, orients the reader in the setting, AND keeps readers turning pages? Honestly, this is a question I'm trying to answer myself. I've recently analyzed a dozen of my favourite openings in an attempt to understand HOW the writer engaged the reader. I have compiled my findings into an infographic and a YouTube video, both of which are linked below!

Novel opening infographic
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You tell me - what are your tips for writing a great opening? What is your favourite introduction in a novel?

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