Sarah’s excellent post of November 2, A Helpful Rejection, made me take a close look at the Myslexia website – where I discovered that the magazine ‘s site generously offers free Novel Writing Workshops.
Workshop Three, currently available at the flick of a finger, suggests how to help your reader focus on your leading character in the opening pages. If he’s a baker, for example, might there be a puff on flour on his clothes when he gets undressed?
Why not check out myslexia.co.uk – under the heading Workshops? And although the magazine has its focus on women writers, there’s plenty of relevant stuff for you guys out there as well.
It might also be worth re-reading A Helpful Rejection. I’ve run a copy off to keep in the front of my reference notes folder.