Yeah, a second post today. Might cancel out tomorrow’s, but we’ll have to see.

Anthony posted a link to an informal contest by a West Coast agent, regarding first paragraphs, and I have to admit it’s got me thinking.

Not a single paragraph of the winners has me interested in reading more. Oh sure, if I was going to be bored for the next few hours and it happened to be available, maybe. All were light reads however, thrillers and YA and chick-lit stuff, with one exception, which sort of sparked interest.

I read a lot of paragraphs, and there were dozens in there that I would have bought the book, based on that first paragraph. Not one of those made it into the contest.

Hmmm. This calls for some thought and research!


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