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Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict gives writers a variety of intensive tools and techniques for instilling emotion into plots, characters, dialogue, and settings in order to achieve the highest impact with each element.
Literary agent, Sarah LaPolla represents young adult, and adult fiction, and is a big believer in the power of a great opening chapter. She’ll share insights and tips on creating a first chapter agents will want to keep reading. We’ll also discuss what to avoid, how to balance a novel’s tone with the narrator’s voice, and how a great first chapter should set up the rest of the novel.