Posted on 09/07/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning author Peter Selgin recently critiqued the first pages of two memoirs, to gauge how well they captured the reader.

He breaks down which questions each opening poses and answers and, more importantly, how effective the question/answer choices were.

You can read the openers for yourself and perhaps learn something from Selgin’s reactions on Jane Friedman’s blog.

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