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.
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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