Quote Originally Posted by Chris on Eclipse View Post
I like the idea of starting the story as late as possible, then you don't have to worry about any of this stuff. If dialog is the first point where the story matters, so be it.
I want to dive right into the story as a reader!

Exactly this. I think starting with some form of a hook is more important than whether or not you start with dialogue. It might be harder to pull off a good hook with dialogue, but not necessarily. Dialogue is personally my favorite type of writing and favorite type to read, so a lot just depends on the preference of the readers.

As others have mentioned, it's unattributed dialogue that you want to avoid.