So, in a previous thread, I shared that I was struggling with my opening chapters. I think I've narrowed it down to another issue, and want to get some input here. How do you all introduce your stories, and introduce plots? Do you prefer to jump right into dialogue and drive the plot through characters, or do you prefer a little "telling" at the beginning of the story to set up the plot, then jump into it? I know that this question may be one more of style that "right or wrong," but reading through the answers sure would help me. Also, how much of the plot do you reveal in your first chapter? Is it just the main conflict, or do you reveal two or three major side conflicts as well?