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How to Write a First Page

How to Write a First Page

The definitive guide to nailing the first page of your novel

How to write a first page is packed with hints and tips to help you nail the opening page of your novel.

Mslexia magazine has teamed up with top Readers from The Literary Consultancy and Gold Dust to bring you the definitive guide to writing a first page that will hook potential readers and agents alike.

In a series of concise ‘First Page Surgery’ masterclasses, Mslexia’s guest book doctors assess the first 300 words of 18 widely differing novel manuscripts – including historical crime, YA fantasy, sci-fi adventure, literary comedy and more – and make suggestions for how they could be improved.


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