Not at all. If you can't think of a better starting point, you have a problem.
The Pleasures of Summer has gone in at #1 in the iTunes market and at #9 in the paperback charts. I'm half of Evie Hunter, the infamous duo who has writen The Pleasures of Winter, A Touch of Winter, The Pleasures of Summer, A Touch of Summer and Angels, Demons and Doms. The Pleasures of Winter has sold over 50,000 copies so far, and we are hoping that Summer will do much, much better.
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One of the few times you'll get away with a prologue is when it's bringing readers up to speed on a previous book or books.
Time for a Rant
You know how bored you get when your friends tell you about their dreams?
Unless it immediately moves into something interesting, not so much. Everyone has dreams, some strange and scary. What makes Gwen's different?
Oh yeah. But it's like writing a novel in the second person. You have to do it a hell of a lot better than anyone else if you want to have a chance of getting published.
One Hundred Words
@NatashaSantangelo But now I'm looking at you....
Writing Character Descriptions.
You don't need long detailed physical descriptions. Sometimes actions can reveal something like height (touching the top of the door as she walks through) or weight (struggling to zip up the pair of size 16 jeans). In general, something like hair or eye colour make no real difference in the story, so you can leave that up to the reader. If you were telling someone about a friend, would you say, "You'll like her, she's got blonde hair and blue eyes and is 5'6". Or would you say, "You'll love her, she can keep a straight face while telling really filthy jokes"?
It could be.