Recently we posted an article about including a hook within the first few pages of your novel, but should that mean beginning the book with action? Let’s first think about what it means to begin a novel with action, and what type of action they’re actually talking about.
You might think of car chases or explosions when you think of action, or maybe a fight or even a sex scene, but it really doesn’t have to be anything drastic at all, and can be quite simple. Something as calm as a ballgame or stage performance can be considered as action.
Even an argument, or a mysterious discovery can be considered action as long as it strikes the right tone for the novel to come by. But what if you really don’t want to start the novel with action?
Well, there are still other great ways to begin a novel that aren’t exactly considered action moments. Read on for examples and also why it’s often smart to begin with action.
Read the full story here :: Begin Your Novel with Action: A Good Rule?
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