Simply put. Chapter one of my WIP is currently a flash forward taking place five years before most of the events in the book. There's nothing final in it. It's just another day far out from the aftermath of the event in my main story. In starting chapter two I introduce the controversial villain more and work forward from the main event. So the structure goes like this:
- Prologue- Event happens.
- Chapter One- Five years later- villain all powerful. World in shock. Reader doesn't really know he is a villain and some characters agree with him. Villain is talked about and mentioned getting power, but he is mostly removed from the rest of the chapter as main characters live their daily lives. Should he be included more?
- Chapter Two- Villain is seemingly at his most vulnerable place. He is on trial for mass murder, but he is gaining a following and supporters. There is a hint of superstition surrounding him and even the White House is keeping tabs on him, wondering what the hell is going on.