First check out this awesome post at Moody Writing which practically mimics the same points made in a recent Writer's Digest Magazine.
Second go over to Literary Rambles and comment to win a copy of Maggie Stiefvater's RAVEN BOYS. I know I want one.
And third, think about whether you'd like your first page critiqued by yours truly (that would me me) and Dianne Salerni, author of WE HEAR THE DEAD and THE CAGED GRAVES (release date: May 2013). We still have one open slot for November.