Currently, I’m in the process of writing my own story. I’d call it more of a fantasy-drama-romance type of thing which I think needs some introduction at the beginning.
I figured, for the prologue (aka the very first chapter) I would let the readers create the main heroine and give them a more detailed narrative introduction to the starting plot (I already feel like description won’t be sufficient to set the general tone of my story). Tbh, I don’t want to start a story yet…
And here’s where the problem arises - how to make it interesting in terms of visualization and directing, so people would come back for the actual chapter 1? I don’t want a dry pop-up narrator box telling everything but I also don’t want to include any of the characters yet.
What can I do? Also, do you find it offputting if the first chapter starts with only an introduction and character creation?