When starting your story remember thy Roman poet’s advice, ”IN MEDIA RES” or “In the middle of things.” This is especially important with ORIGIN stories which tend to have very slow, exposition heavy beginnings.
In media res is also a close cousin of our modern adage “Enter late, leave Early.” You want to keep your scenes as close to the action/drama as possible and cut them with the audience wanting more. I discuss this more in depth in the “things to remember” section of the book.▪
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Nick Macari is a full-time freelance story consultant, developmental editor and writer, working primarily in the independent gaming and comic markets. His first published comic appeared on shelves via Diamond in the late 90’s. Today you can find his comic work on comixology, amazon and in select stores around the U.S. Visit NickMacari.com for social media contacts and news on his latest releases.
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