The Beginning of the End: Starting Your Novel

It’s one of the very first questions you ask yourself when you’re about to begin the novel you’ve been pining to write: how, exactly, do I begin this thing?

I think most writers, especially those just starting out, pick the wrong place to begin. I myself have been a victim of the “wrong beginning” syndrome, but I’ve found some valuable advice to help me plan how the story should start off.

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