Best way to Start a novelThe best way to start a novel
every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Start a novel in the wrong place
For the first reading in several years I have seen our mudheap. Now, I employed Sara Megibow more than four years ago, and once she was fully educated, she was reading all the entries she received to put aside the ones I was supposed to check. That is to say, I have received only one third of all the applications received by the European Commission.
While we are training Anita, someone behind her has to be reading to make sure she forwards the right entries to Sara and me. We don't have enough timeframe to view ALL inboxes. So, I was reading eleven different example page entries this week-end and one prominent point became very clear.
Some good authors out there start their tales in the false place, which can disguise the true meaning of the novel. When I have 30 pages and I realize that we are still not at the right beginning, it is a passport. So, the greatest perpetrators of literary crime have to make sure that a narrative begins in the right place?
Background. An entry had several sceneries that weren't really pertinent to where the novel actually began - that was in section three (around page 27). Most of the opening scene was backstory information that the author needs to know, but the readers do not. The background storyline must be masterfully incorporated into the novel.
Or in other words, the author overcompensates for the false beginning by incorporating opening sequences with too many detail about the character and the basic suspense of the relationship, so that everything is clear before the novel can "begin. You can certainly have the detail, but they are placed in a scene that doesn't really advance the game.
Then, in chapters three or four, we all of a sudden have the real thing. Notice this happens when I am reading and thinking not to write poorly here but this writer needs some sensible working as I get stuck in the nitty-gritty I get, but the history doesn't really move forward with momentum and suspense.
Authors who are actually willing to submit an asset master the skill of smoothly incorporating the background storyline and pertinent traits into an action that drives the game. For those who haven't, you'll probably get passports on the example pages and no full-page queries (although an agents might point out that there's a proper letter on the page).
But I don't have any permissions from submitter to use their work on this diary. hs. thanks for all the embedded links in diary head. I' m going to look at the pages and see what I can use.