Your First Page First Pages and What They Tell Us about the Pages that Follow Them

Your First Page is unlike any other craft book on writing.

Author: Peter Selgin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770487178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Your First Page is unlike any other craft book on writing. It is based on the premise that practically everything that can go right or wrong in a work of fiction or memoir goes wrong or right on the first page. Those first 300 or so words function like canaries in coal mines, forecasting success or predicting trouble. They establish the crucial bond between writer and reader, setting them off together on a path toward the heart or climax of a story—or they fail to do so. From first pages we stand to learn most of what we need to know to succeed as authors. This new workshop and classroom edition of Your First Page has been revised to better fit the needs of creative writing classrooms and workshops.

Journals of the House of Commons of Canada

Q. You cannot give the Committee any information upon the point of where you
kept those entries ? -A . Not at all . ... -A . No. By the Chairman : Q. Do you find
many pages in the ledger between those dates covering that period from 1st
January ... Q. I would like to draw your attention to the top page , marked “ one -
half ” ?

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924112693308

Category: Canada

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House documents

Q. You do not know of any person having had access to these books , or having
seen them , except officers in the ... of the first part of the book precede page 107 ,
do they not ? -A . Yes , sir . Q. And those pages that precede 107 , which are still ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11368838

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Senate documents

As I said to the committee , when I said I thought it was the same as the first hand
writing , yet it was such a short time that I could have ... bis control and guidance ,
and he was a man that had a very fine mechanical mind , which is shown in the
ruling of these first pages . ... the signature page of this record , and tell me , if
according to the usages of the office , that record was made from that signature
sheet ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11368821

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Select British Eloquence

The information , beginning with the first page Your inquiry , therefore , is not
confined to this , of the book , charges as a ... It is but fair , however , to admit that
this first sion of them , which fills so many pages , was a sentence , which the
most ... And there - out a stop , as if it immediately followed the othfore , if , after
you shall have taken the book itself er — this sentence : “ What credit can we give
into the ...

Author: Chauncey Allen Goodrich

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:1002304643

Category: Great Britain

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

he says , in the Church , while the other turned out a scoundrel and a Whig- Mr.
Ruskin in this particular we cannot say . ... Jones , indeed , must have been
books , at least , might benefit by the abolition of title - pages , and his senior . ...
Not only have we Boswell's state- which , in modern literature , one expects to
find on the first page , ment and the authority ... as those who have had patience
to follow us seeing his book called by a name he did not like , chosen by the will
have seen ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011796278

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Index to the Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives

Q . There must have been another original for this record signature page than
that signature sheet of that parchment ? ... This parchment is not written in the
same handwriting - it is done in a different style - - I mean these two last pages ; it
is not ... first pages , and I know that that is one of the customs of the office , that it
should be done throughout in that way ; and I ... the survey has been written out
at length and the plat inserted , then you can put on the formal conclusion
following the ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555039842

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Pernin s Monthly Stenographer

All subscribers to THE STENOGRAPHER are requested to make transcripts of
the shorthand pages and send to the editor for examination and correction . ...
The first page of shorthand following the lesson is written in the Corresponding
Style , including the word signs . ... make the stenog " apher a much better writer ,
and as it costo him nothing but a little time , and as we are willing to expend much
... If you aim to become be first - class stenographer , this furnishes the surest
means .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN4543

Category: Shorthand

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Cultivator and Country Gentleman

I thought them dead ; but a cool , variations of the seasons , —so long as every in
though generally good in length ... of woolen and worsted ' manufactures from To
the foregoing we may add that the export tell us about early spring sowing ? ...
Realized from sale , ....... on our first page shows two shearlings in the phosphate
remaining undecomposed , and a idea ... wheat is fully equal to the sound , a
special interest in the matter for the reason about 60 pages - followed by a
chapter of ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044095334504

Category: Agriculture

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The Critic

I should like to know what is the true origin of the familiar line . ... The composer ,
in a private letter , acknowledged to have copied it from an American newspaper .
... I heard the following fragment quoted the other day , and would like to trace it .
... In the advertisement of Harper & Bros. , on the first page of THE CRITIC AND
Good LITERATURE , I noticed recently ... F. W. H. [ The book really contains 222
pages , the Roman numerals being commonly used in numbering the pages of ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069326258

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Notes and Queries

Compiling an Index may be a Now Dr. Rimbault sets out by telling us he very dull
and tedious task , but , if given at all , it ... my first chapters ( founded upon old
charters , and upon an almost contemporary MS . narrative ) , tell of the source of
the ... They condense Because I must not flatter myself that all into nine pages
crowded with facts a general view readers of ... I could follow them up with here
cited , since that is one of the pieces edited “ Leavings from a History of
Bartholomew ...

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ISBN: CHI:79213644

Category: Electronic journals

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Library Notes

As an example , suppose that you set the top margin on the first page to 1 1/2
inches and that you positioned the ... To format the second and following pages
of your document , you'll have to create a second division . ... The division mark
will contain the correct settings for the first page -- you won't have to change them
.

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ISBN: IOWA:31858032881017

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The Cultivator Country Gentleman

The that are suckling 139 lambs , and among property would not be sold , were it
not for the them are lambs four ... We judge that and I shall be glad to show the
flock to any the opportunity to secure a first - class farm at a one interested in
sheep , when I am positive moderate price is a rather unusually good one , they
will agree with me , that po breed of any and ... has about 300 duodecimo pages ,
with preceding volumes being stated in brief , with inous reports on the subjects
coming ...

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ISBN: UCD:31175031072104

Category: Agriculture

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Advancing Writer

If you need to make insertions or corrections , handwrite them in carefully and
neatly . ... First Page . Ask your teacher where to put your name , the course name
and number , and the date . Some teachers prefer this ... page . Here is a sample
of the first three pages of an essay that follows these guidelines for paper format .

Author: Karen L. Greenberg

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0065003020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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This basic writing rhetoric/worktext focuses on paragraph and essay writing skills while featuring ample grammar coverage. It explores the full complexity of the writing process helping students to improve their composing processes and their ability to revise their writing for the 5 Qualities of Good Writing: focus, development, unity, coherence, and correctness.

Yearbook

I have a contract with the book store , and have had it for a long time , and they
always insisted upon the first page . That contract calls for three full pages a year
, and in between , half pages . ... If you are going to follow theirs , the only thing
you can do is to always give them a full page , or in other words give them
another ...

Author: American Alumni Council

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ISBN: UIUC:30112043175865

Category: Universities and colleges

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Reading for Living Series Our happy ways 1st reader

Let them discuss what the children are doing and how they show that Our Happy
Ways is a good title for the book . ... The first page is the title page , the second
and third pages are contents pages ( or table of contents pages ) , and the fourth
is ... Finding the Ask the children to look at the next two pages together , and say
contents pages something like this : " Look at the picture at the top of the first
page .

Author: William Henry Burton

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005076877

Category: Readers

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The Improvement of Reading

Have children fill in blanks at top of this page ( with your help ) . 5. This front page
should be up when signal to begin is given . 6. These samples are to be very fully
shown and explained to pupils . Instructions to children : “ I want you to look at ...

Author: Arthur Irving Gates

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ISBN: UCAL:$B92935

Category: Reading

Page: 668

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Inland Printer American Lithographer

Your comments are interesting , hence we are taking the liberty to quote from
your letter as follows : " No special attempt other than ... As you know ,
undoubtedly , the cornstalk paper is not adapted at this time to very good
presswork — at least was not with us ... espe . cially that you do not place ads in
the upper corners of a page as you do , with reading matter along one side and
below . ... The first pages are consistently and uniformly good - looking and
interesting in appearance .

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ISBN: UOM:39015086783431

Category: Printing

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Black Scars

7 When you finish turn to the booklet and read the instructions inside the first
page . ... The idea is to put them in order so that they tell a story that makes the
best sense and to write down in a couple of sentences ... Do not use the same
order of symbols on every page since the right order will be different on different
pages .

Author: Bertram P. Karon

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ISBN: UOM:39015000556673

Category: African Americans

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New York Supreme Court Appellants Brief

3121 Plaintiffs ' Witness , Howard S. Tierney , Re - cross Q. Do you mean that the
original valuations on these were Mr. James ... Q. Would you change your
testimony if I exhibited to you 26 pages in alphabetical order , 3122 each one
showing a ... handwriting which I recognize , and I should say from looking at the
first page I can't find the Aronson account on it . ... I direct your attention to a page
headed Leo J. Aronson and a series of pages following the same , all relating to
the ...

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ISBN: LLMC:NYLOYCR0DA02

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