Question by MrDucky [Atheist] LOL: should i start my zombie-based novella with an exciting start or a methodical scientific looking one?
its either a chapter on an exciting fight to the death for an expendable character or a chapter on how the zombie virus (based on an augmented rabies virus) in the style of Crichton…
i plan on writing it in a lazy fashion, starting each of my chapters off with a general location and time of day with date.
this allows me to rearrange things chronologically based on what i want.
it also allows some intrigue as the overall picture can be pieced together on a global scale.
Answer by wilson
I would think that a somewhat brief chapter with an exciting start, followed by a chapter on how the virus mutated, would be the best bet. Grab the attention, enlighten as to the cause, move on? Then again, it may be better to let the reader wonder if there is an explanation for a while. In any case, beginning with something non-scientific sounds like it would appeal more to those of us who appreciate zombies.
I can’t think of any type of opening scenes to a zombie movie that were better than the kind that caused me a “Holy sh*t” reaction.
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