Twofer Tuesday – Red Flag Openers

Les Edgerton, the author of nine books including the writing how-to book on great beginnings called Hooked, lists five story openings to avoid. Here are two:


  • Never start with a dream. It’s disappointing to get involved in the story only to find out it was all in the character’s mind.
  • Never open with a character awakening to an alarm clock. This can be seen as a beginning of a long boring list of activities before there’s any action. 

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