How do we feel about novels that begin with dialogue?
I won't prejudice the results with my opinion, although in a departure from Can I Get A Rulings from the past, I'll allow a third response.
Nathan Bransford is the author of How to Write a Novel (October 2013), Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow (Dial, May 2011), Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe (Dial, April 2012) and Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp (Dial, February 2013). He was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and the social media manager at CNET and is now the Senior Director of Product Development at Freelancers Union. He lives in Brooklyn.