How much action is too much?
Writing action in a story isn’t always easy.
At least not for me. Because I’m currently struggling with this very thing. The first couple of chapters have to be right or I can’t move on. I go back and forth trying to get that balance just right.
Writing the balance between action and story in those first few chapters is crucial to hooking a reader. Too much action and I risk exhaustion, too little and I may bore the reader to death.
So where does a story really begin?
I recently read a great article about starting at the true beginning of a story.
“When you are looking for your story’s true beginning, look for the first event that changed your character’s path.” M.L. Keller
Ms. Keller reminds us that we need to connect dots with a change to move our story forward.
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