Cher's Blog – February 2013 Archive (1)

First Chapters not working out on crime show

I'm learning that the crime novel differs from the horror and sci fi novel in the first chapter. A horror story includes some shivers and frights in the first pages. A science fiction story includes robots or nanotech or at least stars before chapter two.

With crime I'm finding that the first chapter is, more often than not, a 20-40 page establishment shot. It sets up the location and time period. That's all vital to the story, but in audio fiction it's slow, often even dull. The… Continue

Added by Cher on February 10, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

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