|Beginnings and endings -- no, wait, just beginnings
||[Jun. 7th, 2005|09:24 pm]
That's No Ordinary Rabbit!
So lately I've been thinking about the beginning of my story. And the more I think about it, the more critical I become.
I started out where I did because it's the logical place for the story to start -- where my quasi-amnesiac wakes up and realizes that she's a quasi-amnesiac, then meets character B, who in turn introduces her to character C, and finally she has her first encounter with character D. In my head in made sense: all of the new characters get face time and are integrated one at a time.
Then I started thinking -- how boring. This kind of set-up might work with a visual medium, where we action can rise through and beyond the opening credits, and the music can add the requisite tension. But in a story format it would be more effective to jump right into the middle of the whole mess, throw everyone at the poor quasi-amnesiac at the same time and watch her either sink or swim.
Do I have a point here? Or even a question? Nope, not really, except for the questions I just now asked. I just wanted to ramble and see if it inspired anyone else to have a good ramble of their own :D