We had a fantastic First Draught yesterday night talking about hooking readers with gripping first chapters. Alyssa Cole and Lindsay Emory shared their techniques and thoughts about emotional impact, tone, and characterization. We also broke down the beginnings of their books Radio Silence and Sisterhood is Deadly, respectively.
Here’s the full video of the show:
About midway through, we mentioned the Tom Hiddleston, Cookie Monster, delayed gratification video while giggling a lot. If you’re curious, here it is in all its glory:
(Confession: Julia actually had to stop and rewatch this as she was writing up these show notes)
Curious about some of the books we mentioned during the show? You can click on the covers below to find out more details.