Thursday, 20 June 2013
First chapters and antagonists
I've also been reading a good blog post on first chapters. Here's the link, in case you are struggling with those opening pages: http://annerallen.blogspot.co.uk It's the post for the 9th June you want.
I think I'm OK on most of the things she mentions, and it is good to know how important the antagonist is in novels and how varied they can be. My antagonist, of course, is Meg Douglas and she makes Matho's life a misery! She is such fun to write because, like Scarlett O'Hara, she is entirely self-centred and doesn't hide her feelings from the reader though she may and often does hide them from the characters around her. I've even given her a vulnerable spot, just so she comes across as human.
I've been very bold this month and sent off two submissions. Let's hope one of them turns up positive.