The Pixie and The Handgun

Miriam Greystone

As an urban fantasy author, I found approaching the first few pages of my book, Truthsight, especially challenging. I needed to introduce readers to my characters, and make those characters vivid, empathetic, and compelling. I also needed to orient readers in the plot, so that they could follow the action that was unfolding. On top of that, I also had a lot of world building that needed to be explained pretty quickly in order for readers to follow and get caught up in the events that were about to take place. I needed them to know that my book’s main character, Amy, is running a secret clinic for supernatural creatures, that she is in danger and hiding from something, and that she is in constant, secret pain.

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2 thoughts on “The Pixie and The Handgun

  1. B.K. Stevens

    Thanks for contributing this post, Miriam! You do a great job of discussing a dilemma many writers face–when to follow advice from others, and when to follow our own instincts. (And by the way, I think you made the right decision–I love that first sentence.)

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