on Live Write Thrive:
I hope you know why it’s so important to craft a terrific first page. Surely if your first page is awful, it’s likely your reader won’t read further. And that’s a bad thing.
When we realize that literary agents often won’t read beyond the first paragraph if it doesn’t spark interest, it puts a lot of pressure on us writers to come up with a stellar first page.
But it doesn’t and can’t stop there. A great first page is not going to make up for the next three hundred blah pages.