The Opening Sequence

Last week I said I’d talk about how I write opening sequences. Much to my amazement, I’m remembering to do just that. There might be another term for it, or maybe people just think of it as the opening. I like to think of it as more than that.

Courtesy: Pixabay

So, what do I mean?

It’s almost a story in a story, an opening that somewhat resolves (thus, I call it a sequence). In the meantime, so many story questions have slipped past the reader’s eyes their interest is piqued. It’s really that simple.

*This isn’t a replacement for a great opening line, paragraph, and chapter. I want to stress that.

I call it a sequence because it stretches for more than one chapter. Too, the location remains the same. This isn’t to say that I’m locked into doing things this way…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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