Four Cliché Openings to Avoid When Beginning Your Novel

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By Samantha Martin

When agents sit down to read submissions, they are not only reading the query, but the opening pages as well. That means that your opening scene can make or break whether or not they will be interested in reading further. The easiest way for readers to get to know your characters is through what they say and do, so make sure your first scene depicts them doing something interesting. With that in mind, here are four overdone, cliché ways to begin a novel:

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