The Promise of Your Story

We’ve been zeroing in on the unique craft elements of beginnings – opening pages, scenes and chapters – in theChildren’s Book Hub over the past few weeks.  One of the most important elements to consider is the promise of your story.

What is your story really about? What will it say on the dust jacket that will prompt the reader to crack its spine and read on?

This is known as your story’s “promise.”

The promise of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is that it will be about magic – more specifically, wizardry.

Get the full story at: Emma Walton Hamilton’s Blog

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