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The first page of your novel, what psychologists say about it
I may be prejudiced as a shrink, but I believe that shrinks are the ultimative supplement to that. The field of psychological studies is the studies of people' s behavior and emotion, relations and interaction, psycho-pathology and aversion. In the end, what do fiction research and reflect? You have it; what people do and what character feels, their relations and interaction, the worse of mankind and our inspiration.
That means that we can get a great deal excited about our histories, our personalities and how we inspire our reader. These are all points we can use to reach our reader from the first page of our work. All of us know that the first page is the keys. It is a crowded supermarket, and the reader knows they have a good option.
Here is what psychologists say on your first page. There is a strong motivation that has taken your readers to your first page - inquisitiveness. We were curious about life-changing things like soaps, wheels and alarms (with sleepy writer buttons). We are curious about what we do when we are not productive, such as read messages about those we will never encounter, learn about subjects we will never need, or explore places we will never go.
The readers' interest was aroused by your interest when they saw the name, the front page and the flap text of your work. Her brain wanted to know more, because if we proactively follow new information through our inquisitiveness, we are rewards with a deluge of Dopamin (just like when we are eating, having intercourse or sniffing cocaine).
If you have aroused their interest, you must keep them going - the best way to do this is to ask their minds about it. Seed these small seed on your first page (and every sequence afterwards), and you have given your readers a good time. Cause Elliot couldn't sense any more feelings.
So what does this mean for your readers? Now, if the readers cannot sense what counts and what does not, what is important and what does not, then nothing is important. As the author, you must not only tell what happens on the first page (the plot), but also how this affects your protagonists and how your protagonists think about the event (the reaction).
This is what your readers will associate themselves with. You have a pastryman in you. We are attracted to Switzerland's cheeses and want to discover them. Do we see ourselves as spectators? What does it take to make it convincing?
Here comes your author's brain to take off - but make sure you hold on to it on this important first page. Catch your audience's interest, get connected to their emotion and give them a personality that does both and you have a first page of the book that will take, dip and enthral your readers.
Have a look at the first page of your favourite textbook. I would like to listen to your thoughts, or how you plan to record your first page of tripecta. Tamar is a daytime educational PC and writer of the PsychWriter blogs - an entertaining, informational platform for information about personality evolution, the history of history and how to address people.