The Ordinary World is a Prison
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Where you spend your initial scenes or chapters is the foundation of your world, upon which the scaffolding of your story is built. We'll discuss how to get it right, and why your characters are stuck at the start of their narrative. In this episode, we will define: the significance of opening scenes, the definition of the ordinary world, what makes a prologue work (if you're using one), and world-building/exposition as they relate to the start of your story. Protip: readers don't like information overload at the start!

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