Excellent series. Thank you for sharing, Lisha. ~Suzy Leopold
Okay. By now you’ve taken advantage of the Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup.
- Does the story start in the right place? All manuscripts, whether picture books, early chapter or YA should begin with ‘the day that is different’. You may have heard of authors who write their first draft, then go back and throw out the first three chapters. That’s why. (In addition, many editors/agents don’t like a book that opens with dialogue. Just sayin’–think twice. Make sure it works.)
- Look for a beginning, middle and end. Even for chapters. Even for picture books. There has to be a reason for each page to exist. (If you lose a sense of momentum, this might be the reason why.)
- Is the progression linear? Flashbacky?…
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