The Most Important Part of Your Story is the Opening Image

Getting the first words right sets the tone for the whole thing

You’re lounging on the couch in your comfies, snack in your lap, drink by your side, remote in hand, ready to click. You are in binge mode. You start an episode, and what happens? A brief clip of action starts immediately.



Her mother went to prison for embezzlement when she was sixteen and never returned. Despite that, Jordan West has a loving husband and a successful career as a travel writer. But like the mother she longs to find on her world travels, Jordan has a tiny problem — she steals.

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Melinda Crow

30-year freelancer. Found on: Newsweek, The Points Guy, Cruise Critic, MSN Travel, Writing Cooperative. Falcon Guide author.