How Do I Start This?


So writing short stories is one of the things I do. Or don’t do, because there’s a lot of that too. And one of the hard parts of writing is not only getting started — putting a device in front of yourself and then putting words on it. It is also tricky to figure out the best way to open your story. You don’t want it to be boring or your readers will take a walk. You want it to work with your story and you want to avoid cliches. So, ack, what to do? Well, here’s a very helpful discussion at a blog I like:

Enchanted Spark
Openings: How do you do them?

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