How to Start Off A Story

by , Friday September 23, 2016
 How to Start Off A Story

How To Start Off A Book Correctly+ more tips. 

 

I see a lot of things on movellas that confuse me. 

You can start off a book many ways, but there are some ways that you shouldn't. You shouldn't start off a book with action, and then annouce it was just a dream. That will make your readers mad, and some will even stop reading you. I myself have needed to consider this when starting off a book. It has never been a issue for me to start off my book, but if you want to start it off right; you're gonna have a couple of bad starters. 

The best way to start off a book is to hook your readers. There is are many ways to do that, and some are: 

action 

conflict

dialogue 

 

Dialogue is important because it is a conversatuon between your characters. Action helps hook the reader because they should want to know what's happening. for example "Blood was dripping down his arm as he ran. He could hear growling coming from behind him." Would you not want finish reading that. Conflict is something that is a little tricky. It can be achieved with dialogue or action. 

 

Other Tips 

These are beginners in writing. These are tips to start your first book. 

 

Start small: 300 words per day is plenty. John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer. He got up early every morning and wrote one page. You can do the same.


Have an outline: Write up a table of contents to guide you. Then break up each chapter into a few sections. Think of your book in terms of beginning, middle, and end. Anything more complicated will get you lost. If you need help, read Do the Work by Steven Pressfield.


Have a set time to work on your book every day: If you want to take a day or two off per week, schedule that as time off. Don’t just let the deadline pass. And don’t let yourself off the hook.


Choose a unique place to write:This needs to be different from where you do other activities. The idea is to make this a special space so that when you enter it, you’re ready to work on your project.

 

 

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