One of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous rules for fiction is: Start as close to the end as possible.
But why? Why don’t we just start at the very beginning, where everything started?
As far as I can tell, starting at the very beginning takes all the intrigue and mystery out of your story. There will be no questions left in the reader’s mind, because everything will be explained as it happens.
In a way, it’s sort of like psychoanalysis.
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