Originally Posted by springs1971
I find beginnings terribly hard, so don't get despondent if you get to the end and think it's not quite working. (there are people here who've read my blinking first prologue so often, they're probably screaming when I mention it). There probably does need to be a hook, but sometimes it's hard to see what we do or don't need to include. I woudl suggest writing it, and then, when it's polished and ready to go, see if you can get someone to read it through for you - it's amazing how much gets dropped when we know someone else gets the sense of it...
And, the old adage of showing is probably worth considering, and can speed things along nicely...
Thanks for this, I'm just going to write it and if it doesn't sound right then I'm gonna keep in my mind "It's only the first draft" and then will go back to it when something comes to me and I might only be able to do it once I written a few more chapters so I just have to focus
Thanks for your help!