Tip: Check your first line and first paragraph and first page. Does it draw the reader in? Does it set up the story question of what might happen? Does it make the reader want to keep reading?

Thought: It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – David Feherty

Teaser: Your character is with a friend in a store. The friend steals something and gets away while your hero gets caught. Does he give up his friend? Why or why not?