You Have Three Pages to Win Me Over: Essential Advice for Your Opening Pages

You Have Three Pages to Win Me Over: Essential Advice for Your Opening Pages

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Acquisition editors have less time than ever before - and no time at all for manuscripts that don't confirm in the first few pages that the author knows what he or she is doing. In this session, Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author and Editor-in-Chief of Young Adult publisher Merit Press, examines the elements you must have in your opening pages in order to grab an editor's attention. Young Adult is the fastest growing genre in all of publishing so it's never been more important to make sure you know what not to do - those things that stop an editor cold and keep them from reading any further.