I am having huge problems with how to set the beginning of the novel re-write. I have been writing littles bits which I hope to include in the re-write and this is giving me a bit of A feel of how the tone will feel, but I still can’t come up with how to get the opening chapter going. I want it to open with A bang! I want the reader to think ‘wow!’ Easier said then done I know but that is how I have always wanted this story to begin. I have played with the idea of starting with A Prologue, but I’m not entirely sure about that. It would give me the opening that I want and let the first chapter open in A softer way. This way would allow me to include A snippet that I have that would build one of the characters back story. I know what the prologue would be, but have had difficulty writing it despite it being rather vivid in my mind. That kind of tells me that it may not be such A good idea but I do keep coming back to it. The more that I’ve thought about it the more this seems like A good way to open the novel. I think it will give the reader A good insight into the world that they are about to delve into and leave them wanting to know more about it.
Getting these thoughts out has actually freed up A few ideas about how to get the novel rolling. I’m off to get writing!