Summary: (Hints/Tips)

  1. Try not to start the story too early
  2. An opening line should have a distinctive voice, a point of view, a rudimentary plot and some hint of characterization
  3. Do not go ahead of your readers
  4. Be a little mysterious at the start
  5. Try several ideas when you are stuck


  1. Would it be alright if I start the beginning with a quote or dialogue?
  2. What would be a bad example of an introduction?
  3. How do you know you are finished with the beginning

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