Concealing vs Revealing, when is too early to reveal?
I had a writing coach say once that is always better to reveal as opposed to conceal. I do agree with him, but I am having an issue with my first chapter. It was recommended to me that I include what is unique and different about my novel in the beginning, which makes perfect sense. What I wonder is, part of what makes it different is the conflict my characters will go through. If I bring this up in chapter one, I feel I am giving plot points away too early.
Perhaps I am thinking about the logistics of this all wrong, and I need to attack the problem from another angle. What is your advice?