Other times, the author opens with SO MUCH SETTING DETAIL I'm bored silly before the end of page one.
I was at Seekerville yesterday talking about how you can avoid both of those scenarios:
Camy here, talking about opening scenes and settings.
This is especially important for historical and fantasy/speculative fiction writers who need to introduce an entirely new world for the reader within the first few pages without sounding like a travel guide and without confusing the reader.
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