Some storytelling habits don't translate from the screen to the page.
Behold, an introduction, a beginning if you will, and we shall, heretofore, lay out the topic.
Readers need to know things to understand your story.
How to put words on paper?
Tense scenes make for tense stories.
It can be difficult to integrate self-description without sounding forced.
Winter World's opening establishes tension but lacks novelty, attachment, or satisfaction.
Where we break our prose at any level affects how it feels.
One big novel is great, but what if it was a bunch of tiny novels instead?
Confusing info dumps and lack of plot focus make this a disorienting opening.
The structures in place to teach storytelling are woefully inadequate.
Behold, a podcast with emotions so deep you can feel them in your bones!
Boring or inconsistent metaphors can drag your story to a halt.
It takes practice to figure out how to create a strong impression and make every word count.
Give your character agency and consistency... or die.