Novel Revision Tips: 5 Ways to Fix Your Opening Pages

A Black women in a red shirt using a laptop and contemplating.

When I’m revising a full novel, I always start by rereading it and making comprehensive change notes.

But for those “almost there” projects that might be getting close passes from agents, a full revision may not be necessary.

Here are 5 things to try when you want to tighten up those first pages…or first fifty, like I did!