Opening scenes have always been tough for me. So many notes to hit and so little time. Worse, opening scenes lead to first chapters that are equally challenging. Your first chapter should hook the reader into committing further otherwise you risk your story being returned to the bookshelf. Before that, though, you want to aim for an opening scene that intrigues your readers to stick around for the hook. There’s a lot of pressure on writing an opening scene that emotionally co
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