I hope you enjoy!
My first day of the Writers Conference for Boot Camp. I took 10 pages of anything I've written and had a group critique.
Annette Lyons taught:
Pick a genre so editors know where to shelf your book!
Ask yourself: Who is reading my book? What age?
What genre does your book fall in?
Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl. If boy and girl don't get together it's NOT romance :)
Find a new way to make a new world. Brandon Sanderson's books are full of new fantasy down to the language and magic.
Picture books are about 32 pages long.
Kids want to read about other kids that are a few years older than them.
How to book
Rachel Ann Nunes said that the opening paragraph and first page NEED A HOOK to keep the reader interested enough to turn the page.