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Introducing the Characters in Your Story

Who should you invite to the first fifteen pages party?

Don’t create a big, messy, confusing dinner party at the beginning of your novel that causes the reader to wonder who the characters are and what their roles are in the story.

I didn’t want to keep reading. The story was over before it got rolling.

A Note on Killing Your Darlings

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones “Winter is Coming”
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The job of the first fifteen pages

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