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BUILD EMPATHY

For readers to fall in love with a story, they need to care about the character. Lay that foundation using:

  • Protagonist Likability (via positive traits, talents, passions, & vulnerability)
  • Protagonist Relatability (via goals, emotions, wounds, or a missing need)
  • A Desperate Situation (via high stakes & a nasty villain or antagonist)
  • Intrigue (via questions & secrets)

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First Page Tips for Writers
  1. START IN THE RIGHT SPOT: Just before the catalyst-that life-altering opportunity that changes the direction of your character's life.
  2. SHOW: Don't tell a backstory. Show it.
  3. TIGHTEN IT UP: Wordy writing drags the pace and creates more work for the reader.
  4. RAISE A QUESTION: Include one on the first page to engage curiosity.
  5. BUILD EMPATHY: For readers to fall in love with a story, they need to care about the character.

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 Things to avoid:

  • Repeated or unnecessary words and sentence structures
  • Reliance on dialogue to convey information to the reader
  • Characters using each others' names repeatedly in dialogue
  • Superfluous adverbs (he said angrily, she walked away quickly)
  • Too many adjectives (the puffy, white, cotton candy clouds)
  • Play-by-play-character movements that don't need to be included(picking things up, crossing rooms, standing and sitting, etc.)

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The first Academy Awards ceremony

On May 16, 1929, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first award at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

The academy was organized two years earlier as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the film industry.

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Today's book try to give you a plan that helps you learn and acquire a new skill fast, encourage you to start learning the skills you want, and avoid you from procrastinating by saying there's no time available.

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