From DoveLyn Reid’s Blog: The beginning of Sword of Chaos
This is how my novel starts. At least in this draft. It could be a prologue as it occurs a few months before the main events of the story. However, as you will see, I have several scenes introducing characters and setting up for the “inciting incident” as it were. I might make the first chapter as a series of shorter scenes, like this, or several small chapters at the beginning.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
A thunderous crack of lightning awoke the darkness, and ripped the sky open. Two women, drapped in silken robes, struggled to stand in a small boat on the once still waters of Lake Nans. The rip loomed above them hemorrhaging chaos and swirling as it grew larger.
The younger woman chanted and moved her arms in great arcs, her fingers tracing out complex patterns as she held the rift…
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