Agent Jill Corcoran gives wonderful advice on her blog.
Last year one of her posts talked about your book's beginning chapter. She says, "I have been doing a lot of first 10 pages critiques lately, and I find myself writing…START YOUR STORY and ACTIVATE YOUR STORY on almost 100% of the manuscripts. Choosing where to start you story is so very important in grabbing your reader and willing him to keep reading, captivating him so he cannot put your book down."
To read more of this blog entry, click here on Jill Corcoran Books.
To read her latest blog entries, click here.
Don't be dismayed by her advertising the publication of her authors' new books, there's also a lot of great writing advice in between the book notices. (and you might find leads to books you might want to read. I did.)