My story for the book (the one that i am writing slow-er-ly) has an opening scene that sets up the rest of the plot. However the first few paragraphs are more observational than gut punching?
In my case, a small happy boy sits on top of tower and contemplates a day of duty, which doesn’t end the way he expects it too. So far so fantasy trope…. I have an ace up the sleeve in the small boy is not the focus of the story, the men and women that surround him are the focus. ..
Does every story have to start with a battle aftermath or a battle or a dead body?
Or actually are we all churning out the same opening scen
e? Trying to impress in two hundred words or less?
I am not sure I know the right answer. I know what the advice is…
But what do you think?
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