Opening in media res

It’s my turn at Story Empire today. We’re discussing an alternate way to open your stories. Let us know what you think.

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Hi gang, Craig here again. In my last post, we went over the opening to your book. The nutshell explanation is to take it easy with the volume of characters, make the reader care, and introduce a problem.

I wanted to include starting in what’s called Media Res, but that’s a bigger post. Now here it is, funny how that works out. There are some great reasons to do it, and some reasons not to as well.

There are probably better authors who could write about this. I needed a post, and dammit, it was my idea.

In Media Res is ancient Klingon for, I have to bore you for a while, so let me start with something exciting.

In the good old days, we used to meet characters in their everyday world. I liked this, and occasionally still do it myself. Similar to my last post, it was…

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5 responses to “Opening in media res

  1. Awesome post, Craig! Thank you. 🙂

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  2. Excellent post, Craig. In Media Res could be defined as “Hook.”

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