24 – Beginnings

Daystar and Alexander discuss the beginnings of stories, and what goes into an effective or boring start.

Co-hosted by Alexander Wales

With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected

Links

Name of the Wind

Discworld

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Seveneves

The Stand

Timestamps

0:35 What’s in a Beginning?

5:00 Two Types of Prologues

9:15 The Third Type of Prologue

17:16 So what, if it works?

20:01 How to make the beginning engaging

30:08 Beginnings We’ve Enjoyed

35:10 Setting Tone

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