Okay, here's a question for everyone--feel free to reference your WIP or a favorite book.

We always hear "jump right into the action," right? But take the most famous opening line of all time (or at least one of them): "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . ." all about setting the scene, right?

So which is better? Do you lay out your setting as a backdrop for your action or do you get right in there with dialogue/action and fill in the setting as you go along?

And yes, this is because I'm trying to figure out the best way to rewrite the first chapter of my WIP. Looking forward to hearing from everyone!