I found this article helpful for writing the opening of a story. It is important to hook readers from the beginning of the book and continue on through the ending.
So what are the essential ingredients of a gripping opening?
Your first page – in fact, your first paragraph – needs to immerse your readers in the story right away, engage them emotionally, and hook them in so they not only want to but need to continue.
For that to happen, several factors come into play. Click here to read more.