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Honestly, I like it both ways! Being plunged head-first keeps you young and alive, but a slow descriptive entrance lets you ponder and predict. Here’s the thing, though: it’s all about the writing. Some authors can’t do the slow intro – their writing just isn’t suited to it and it can feel forced and unnatural. Others aren’t great at hitting the intro running, and I am often left wondering if I overlooked something important.
I guess I can say I like the slow intro the best. When I started writing a novel (nearly 10 years ago now), I started it slow, descriptive, and with some background on characters.