The first chapter of Tim Bowler’s Frozen Fire is pretty good, and with an opening line like “I’m dying.” it’s hard not to be. That’s right, it’s time for another opening scene breakdown.
She didn’t understand. He could see it in her face. The word as foreign as the concept. Freedomless.
How to resist editing before you’ve finished your first draft, and immediately after.
Victor glanced at his soon-to-be son, unable to stop his lips curling into a smile despite the fluttering in his chest.
“Seen my husband? Edward Landry. He died in a car accident ’bout twenty years ago.”
I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. What makes the first chapter work?