- I often try too hard at the start, trying to hit a particular style that fades as I go along.
- I often have quite slow starts, designed to show a character problem.
- Occasionally, my starts are written a long time before the rest, and no longer fit.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
This is for the IWSG for August. I've been reading some stuff on different ways of working with stories, and I feel like there's one thing that consistently shows up as a problem for me with mine: my beginnings. With both of my last two novels, I've had reviews that have said "I was a bit worried at the start, but I kept reading and it turned out well". There are some obvious reasons for this: