WIP Diagnostic: Is This Working? A Closer Look at Finding an Opening that Reflects the Novel

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Critique by Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

WIP Diagnostics is a weekly column that studies a snippet of a work in progress for specific issues. Readers are encouraged to send in work with questions, and we diagnose it on the site. It’s part critique, part example, and designed to help the submitter as well as anyone else having a similar problem.

If you’re interested in submitting to WIP Diagnostics, please check out these guidelines. 

Submissions currently in the queue: Five

Please Note: As of today, critique slots are booked through July 3.

This week’s question:

1. Is this a good “hook” / book opening?

Market/Genre: YA Contemporary with Romantic Elements

On to the diagnosis…
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