The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents - Extremely helpful! These are the people that wade through amateur novels for a living--they know what catches a reader's eye and what completely turns a reader off.
How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents
What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents -- . find a smattering of feedback from experienced literary agents on what they hate to see the first pages of a writer’s submission.