- Don’t begin with dialogue (within the first few lines), excessive description or introduce too many characters.
- Put a question in your reader’s mind
- Begin at a pivotal moment
- Start with an unusual situation
- Introduce an intriguing character
- Create an interesting image
1) What would be a pivotal moment that isn’t too pivotal?
2) When is a good time to introduce a character?
3) Is starting at the beginning of the day a bad idea?