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Starting Your Story
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On Thursday night and Friday morning, I went out to the movies for the first time in … nearly a year? I’m pretty sure the last time I saw a movie in theaters, it was Captain America: Let’s Fix What The Heck That Was That Happened In Age Of Ultron
I mean, Captain America: Civil War.
Don’t get me started, and thank goodness for the Russo brothers.
Anyway, the movie I saw started with a bang, a literal bang, and then another bang, and among other things (like my endless squealing and wide-eyed gaping), it got me thinking about the good ways to start a novel.
So, side note: everyone should go see the new Power Rangers movie, and then everyone should go see it again and again, because I need that movie to have a sequel pretty much as much as I need air to breathe.
Also, I need it to have all the sequels they’re potentially planning to develop, because oh my god it was so good.
Like, I freaked out at my dad for about 20 minutes after seeing it the first time Thursday night it was so good.
The cast, the Easter eggs and nods to the original show, the use of Bootstraps’ cover of Ben E. King’s Stand By Me (listen and cry HERE), the cinematic score in general (and especially for THAT scene), THAT FREAKING CAMEO, the mid-credits scene YOU NEED TO STAY TO THE END FOR, and just … all of the things.
I just can’t.
And yes, I did cry the first time I saw it. That’s my childhood, you guys.
But back to the beginning of the Power Rangers movie.
It starts with a bang, literally.
At first, I didn’t quite know what they were going for, but then it all came together and I was like, WHOA YES THAT DEFINITELY WORKS *insert about a hundred screaming emoji here*.
And that’s all I’m going to say about the opening scene, because *spoilers*!
Insert River Song gif here.
So the next scene of the ‘beginning’ features a cow named Beefcake, a thinly veiled dick joke, and a thrilling car chase.
Interested in seeing the movie now?
I really liked how they chose to start the movie, because it a starts fast AND doesn’t take forever to “get to the point”, despite the fact that the movie had a tall order of introducing not one or two, but FIVE primary characters.
So ramble sort-of-over, click the Continue Reading button for five ways (of the MANY ways that are out there) to start your story.
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