What Agents Want in the First 5 Pages

From author and blogger Amy Trueblood, originally published on her blog:

What does an agent want to see in those first submitted pages? Character? Voice? Pacing?

What about your first line? Is it enough to pull the agent in and get him or her to read more?

The First Five Frenzy is a series of agent interviews that helps aspiring writers understand what works and what flops in those first pages they submit.  With each new interview agents reveal what lines caught their attention, and how good writing draws them in and encourages them to request more. This series is a must read for any aspiring author who wants their first pages to shine in the submission process. SEE MORE: First Five Frenzy