One of the places where I get the best advice on writing is Writersdigest.com.
8 Ways to Write a 5 star Chapter One
And here are some other articles that are a MUST read:
Beyond Basic Blunders
This one is my absolute favorite article! You have no idea how many times I’ve seen the Morning-routine cliché, especially in published books. For some reason it bothers me to see it so much even though I’ve done it a fair number of times when I first started writing. Everyone should read this ASAP, and see whether or not you have some of these clichés in your own work.
How to Build Tension and Heighten Stakes:
This basically tells you all the ways you can heighten the stakes in your book: for ex. with change, twists, dialogue, etc...
Another site I’d recommend for the general dos and don’ts of writing is darkwaves.com’s Advice on Novel Writing by Crawford Killian. I think this is the first article on writing I’ve ever read and it’s always been a great resource for me to go back to. I highly recommend reading through this at least once.
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