7 Tips for Opening Your Story In Medias Res – by K.M. Weiland…

on Helping Writers become Authors:

In medias resis the useful but sometimes tricky writing technique of beginning your story “in the middle” of things.

At its most basic, this is simply a solid reminder to begin your story with something happening.

This might be action in the traditional sense, but it might also just be the character moving toward a scene goal.

However, in medias res can cause confusion for writers who feel pushed to either manufacture action for their opening scene and/or open late in the story in a way that compromises the structural timing.

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