This post appeared on Jane Friedman’s blog (https://janefriedman.com/your-first-scene/). Touching on the all-important first scene of a novel, it was worth sharing!
Your Novel’s First Scene: How to Start Right
There are a number of tricks to making sure that you get your story off to a hot, hotter, hottest start, no matter what your genre. I know, I know, all of you people out there who are writing literary fiction are thinking, “I don’t need a hot start to my story.” Well, think again. Even beginnings for literary stories must aim for, at minimum, a slow burn.
(Continued at https://janefriedman.com/your-first-scene/)