[The first scene should]
Establish voice and tone, orient readers in time and space, either start conflict or hint at conflict to come, and - above all - offer the reader something interesting: an intriguing character, a tense situation, a fascinating question, or gorgeous prose.
Quote by Nancy Kress
- Storytelling is a talent passed down through the generations in my family. It is a way of life in that the more you live, the better the story; the deeper the experience, the broader the plain to connect with readers. Just like life is about people so writing is about people - about their love, their loss, their triumphs, their failures, and their x ever after. I write to understand myself and make sense of life. I share my work in order to find others who can relate to my characters, or their lives, or the moral of the story.