EP177: One Page Punch-Ups with Jon Wood

In the second of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Topper supporters to send us one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them to agent and editor Jon Wood to critique. Jon is an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. He was a commissioning editor at Hodder before moving to Orion where he ran the Orion Fiction imprint. He has worked with Harlan Coben, Kate Mosse, Anthony Horowitz, Andy McNab, Michelle Paver, Denise Mina, RJ Ellory, Joanne Harris and many more! He moved to RCW in 2018 and is building a list of commercial fiction and non-fiction projects.

The standard of writing was really high and you can read along by downloading the PDFs here…

Untitled – Gareth Lewis

After Britain by Ollie

Hopelessness by Mike Alman

Robyn Sarty – Colours of Cowardice

Tamara Mercer Untitled

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In This Episode You Will Discover

  • How a few small details can make a big difference to your opening page
  • How the tone of your opening page will set up reader expectations
  • And why we should be wary of the male gaze when writing female POVs

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