The right way to start a novel

21 December 2016


“Every reader starts a story cold, and you want to warm the reader up to your story as quickly as possible.”


Jane Friedman’s latest post is an excerpt adapted from A Writer’s Guide to Beginnings by Paula Munier (@PaulaSMunier), recently released from Writer’s Digest Books.

On how to begin a novel, the post covers:

  • Starting With the Scene That Introduces Your Story Idea
  • Starting With the Scene That Foreshadows the Story Idea
  • Starting With the Scene That Sets Up the Story Idea

…and includes a note to beware of adding too much, too soon!

Read the full article here.


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