Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. Literary Mentor at Media Mentors. Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067 Closed to YA Scifi and MG Scifi.

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Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 2

Charlotte Gruber @charlotteclg

#1st5pages @SoCalledYALife What kind of opening do you see overdone? #amwriting #amquerying?

For picture books: "Hi, My name is..." It is rare that that construction works.

For novels: Alot of info dumping right off the bat, but not in a way that helps the story.

#1st5pages #amwriting #amquerying

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · May 2

Charlotte Gruber @charlotteclg

#1st5pages I'll start! What the VERY best #amwriting advice you've ever been given?

On showing vs telling (which should seem obvious, but this really clicked it for me):

Showing=details and specific. "The little red ball rolled down the large green hill and into the chicken yard."

Telling=generalizing. "The ball rolled into the yard." #1st5Pages #amwriting