Hi, this is Margaret Daley. This weekend I am going to Phoenix to talk with the ACFW local chapter. I am really looking forward to meeting all of them. One of the topics I am speaking on is openings of stories. I would like your help on this subject. What do you like to see in an opening scene of a romantic suspense (or any story)? What are some openings you have enjoyed?
One of the openings I still remember after twenty-five years is the opening of Star Wars, especially when Darth Vadar comes onto the scene. You knew exactly what the story was going to be about and that Darth Vadar was BAD. Think of the James Bond movies. They all start with an action scene--one that James Bond has to get out of. So what do you like?