Novel Starts and Stops
By Linda Yezak
I recently finished two novels written by two authors with timing trouble. One didn’t know where to start the story, and one didn’t know where to stop.
The first, written by a newbie, opened with the main character on a walk. During that walk, she reminisced over events that had just occurred. I’ve done that before–a paragraph or two devoted to action that occurred before the book’s “page 1.” I got dinged for it, too. When [...]