Don’t Start Your Book This Way . . . Unless You Are Wildly Successful

I just read an interview of several agents. All of them said they didn’t want to see any more beginnings with characters waking up or looking in the mirror. Oh dear, I thought, my book starts with my character in the morning, already awake and he doesn’t look in the mirror, but still. Maybe I should change it. Again. So I looked at some other books to see how they begin and what do I find?

The Hunger Games begins with the MC waking up.

Divergent begins with the MC looking in the mirror.

I don’t know if those were the openings sent to agents or publishers, but obviously there are some exceptions to the rule. 🙂

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