For those of you writing novels, here are some questions: 1. How long is your first act? Mine is roughly 1300 words. 2. What did you do with your first act? I tried to introduce the MC--what her job is, her attitude, and a very basic physical description. I also had some dialogue in which three other people talk about the MC, and the MC overhears them. The setting is there, but not very detailed--you get the fact that the MC is in her trailer, the name of the town she's in, and the name of a neighboring town. That's about it. Maybe I should include more tidbits about setting. Not sure how important that is.... That's about it. Is this at all like your novel's first act? Another question: 3. How fast do you get to the dialogue in your story? Do you have dialogue on your first page? Your second?