I heard in a workshop that you should never begin a story with a dream without first investing your readers in the character having the dream. I am not so sure. Would be interested in everyone's thoughts?
"I recently realized that's what I do too. I'm not an "outliner" per se, I'm a "pantser," but because of my journalist training I tend to write spare in my first draft, then go back and flesh it out. That works for…"
"I'm from the school of banging out the first draft quickly, leaving it rest a while, and then going back to edit and polish - sometimes this takes many rounds. Leaving a little breather between the draft and edits lets you look at your…"