The Importance of Writing Strong Opening Scenes.

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Idle blogs of an idle fellow

Start as you mean to go on, and keep on doing it.’ Scott Wildblood, Proprietor, and lead Assister at the Life Assistance Agency, whom is better known for starting before anyone else is awake and drumming his fingers until they do.

The importance of a killer opening scene to a novel in a world of podcasts, hapless dating, angry fruit games and watching idiotic American sitcoms during your commute is more important than ever. Whatever happened to staring out the window, or reading a book? Well, perhaps the opening chapter wasn’t good enough.

For this writer the opening scene to his new novel has been somewhat elusive. I’ve written so many first chapters that I’m now hoping simply joining them up might result in a completed novel, providing the Life Assistance Agency with the conclusion that it deserves.  However, I’ve recently had a good idea for one, and…

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