Master the Art! LDStorymakers 2010 Pt 4
I went to Krista Marino's class, The First five Pages.
These are the notes and advice I got from her class:
Good writing, think of the readers.
Hook the reader-raise questions, reader should be confused.
Begin in the middle of the action.
Don't answer all the questions-ditch physical description of protagonist unless necessary.
Establish your world-don't neglect setting for dialogue.
Change up your cliches: "Those who do, do. Those who don't, D.J."