BOY HAS ALREADY MET GIRL material on website including full text novels (fantasy, SF and military SF), short stories (horror, fantasy and SF), writing advice, autobiographical material and blog entries on eg Islam. Site also includes full text of medical memoir CANCER PATIENT. This website by professional author Hugh Cook, aka Hugh Walter Gilbert Cook, author of the CHRONICLES OF AN AGE OF DARKNESS etc. Site also includes poetry and flash fiction. This site features BOY HAS ALREADY MET GIRL material about the art of writing: plotting, getting characters to act, proofreading and editing. Concise how-to-write advice by an expert. Read free online.
Advice on elements of writing, including plot, some mechanical issues and the business of proofreading and editing. A compact guide to the art of writing fiction.
This section on BOY HAS ALREADY MET GIRL is incorporated in the literary miscellany THIS IS A PICTURE OF YOUR GOD: A HUGH COOK READER.
You want to set up a boy meets girl situation and the problem is this: how do they meet? How do you handle the introduction scene?
(i) If the story is about the car crash, or the infidelity, or the earthquake, or the divorce, or the mother in law, then why worry about the boy meets girl part? Maybe you can just cut it.
It would be nice for our story to have forward momentum, and a simple way to develop forward momentum is to assume that all the necesary foundation work (boy meets girl, for example) has already been done.