The First Paragraph

We all know that your very first paragraph is the one that can either hook, or turn off your readers.

Definitely worth spending some time on!

Here’s a quick exercise for you…

  1. Gather a bunch of novels from your bookshelf.
  2. Take a look at the first paragraphs.
  3. Jot down what you like and don’t like about each one.
  4. Write a first paragraph, modelling yours on the one you liked best.


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