First Chapter must haves

A great list from C. S. Lakin. Use it to set your book up for success from the very beginning. I just checked the first chapter of my scifi/fantasy book releasing next week (I hope) and I could cross off almost all of them – in the first chapter not the first page. This list will also be a big help on the second book of the series. I have the middle set up just fine but the opening chapters have been a struggle. Thank you for posting. I will use it frequently. http://storyfix.com/guest-post-the-burden-of-your-novels-opening-scene

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About TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, created and quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. My first novel, "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner and received a four star review by Foreward Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance" was published September 1, 2016. These are the beginning installments of the science fiction/fantasy crossover series, "The Stone's Blade." Book three, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey.
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