So I am having trouble starting my book which I’ve been working on for a little bit short of a year. I couldn’t figure out a way to start it and keep the same intensity and suspense that carries on throughout the book, so I took a friend’s advice. She told me to start in the middle and work forward, or start at the end and work backwards. So I did the former option and started in the middle. I started at the inciting incident, what sparks the main character’s troubles: an attack. But now I want to start the beginning that way I can start posting it online.
So, as a reader, what are you all most sick of seeing in books?
In your opinion, when reading the very beginning of a book, what do you hate, and what do you love?
How far into a book do you form the opinion that the book is good or bad?