Saturday, May 10, 2008


From what I've been reading recently about story openings, here are some things to avoid:
scenery, dreams, back story, alarm clock buzzing, anything static or passive, weather, "Jack stood there, remembering the day two years ago when...", exciting events that have nothing to do with the story, flowery language, detailed descriptions about character, detailed descriptions about setting, telling, too little dialogue, prologue.

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