By: Nate Philbrick
The following is a list of some of the worst ways you can begin your novel. The list is based both on professional agent/editor/publisher's opinions as well as on my reactions to these scenarios as a reader and writer myself.
Note: this list does not refer to aspects of your opening scene such as too much/too little of any given element (dialogue, narrative, etc.). It refers to the opening scene as a whole unit, and what it should not be as such.
Please read each item's paragraph carefully, as I provide my reasons for including said item on the list, as well as potential exceptions, solutions, etc.
Shall we begin?
Dream sequence . . .
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