Wednesday, August 10, 2011
My Experience at Arthur Levine's Monday Intensive: Chapter One: The Great First Date of Your Novel
Arthur shared, with his many dates, ways in which a first chapter is like a first date. It really all boiled down to the question: Does your first chapter lead with, "This is what you're going to love about this me [this book]"?
Then things got personal. Very personal.
As the date came to a close, I know none of us wanted it to end. The sign of a most successful date. It went so well, I'm really quite sure it ended with a hypothetical kiss.
MWAH, Arthur! You certainly led with what we love about you, and you delivered to the very end.