Pull up a keyboard and stay a while. I’m a Colorado Springs wife, mom and writer. I’m fluent in tortilla making and running from bears. My YA is represented by Rachel Ekstrom of the Irene Goodman Agency and I'm working on an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Starting on Chapter Two
My son is six. A couple weeks ago, he decided to write a
novel. He sat down with paper and pencil and wrote and wrote and wrote. For
days. He’s not done yet, but he has a great start.
Here’s the thing. The first page of his story begins on Chapter
Two. I asked him why. He said he wanted to start with something happening so he
skipped Chapter One and would come back to it later.
Hmm. I think his Chapter Two is his Chapter One. The kid's instincts are right.
Do you think your novel starts in the right place?