novel outline – opening image

spening image 1

1. Opening Image (pg.1-2): This sets the tone, mood, and style of the story.  It represents the starting point or initial position of the hero, whether positive or negative.


“Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.”  The Fault in Our Stars