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Author of dark fiction, painter, and lover of Beethoven
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I agree with your list. Many new writers, particularly in fantasy, start out with pages of info dump in an attempt to get the reader to understand the world in which their story takes place. Instead, they should develop that through narrative.

On the other hand, I've seen them take the advice of "starting with action," or "starting in the middle of things" to mean they have the hero in peril without giving any notion of who the hero is, or why we should care. Or they start with a wizard throwing magic spells, or something. 

So, while the story cannot start with an info dump, neither can it start until we see the hero in his ordinary world. He's got to be doing something, but there should be no real conflict. Maybe his day-to-day struggles, but the battle has not started. Think Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars.

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Too bad I don't have anything ready, but I will.
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Very cool. I live in Italy, and I was afraid that we didn't have enough bees, so I was considering doing this. Seems that we have bees now. In fact, while I was watching this one came in through the window and scared the hell out of me.

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Writing tip: Go through your novel and take out all occurrences of he/she saw.
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It's all about the story.
"I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly."
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Go through your writing and take out all occurrences of he/she heard.
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