Today I have a random collection of 'em...
"Don't forget the M Factor. Can they Market your book to Make Money?" -Melanie Cecka (Bloomsbury)
That's something to think about. You might think your book is absolutely fantastic. But you really need to think about this...will it sell? Will people want to fork out money for it? Do you think you would fork out money for it if you saw it sitting on the bookstore shelf?
"Begin at the moment of impact." -Richard Peck
Here it is again. Immediacy. Moment of impact. Start with a bang.
The Awesome Richard Peck continued with, "Starting with dialog is a good way. Or something arresting. Put color on the first page. Shock them."
Not to mention....he's a brilliant writer as well!
"I had a mother who read to me. That's why I am here today." -Richard Peck
Oh, we mommas are so important, right? Read to your babies, read to your children, read to your teenagers. By any means necessary, turn your children into readers!