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Do you have any advice about beginnings?

  1. Start with a scene of motion and conflict, or as close to one as possible. This doesn't have to mean a fight--it means tension or trouble in some way. Characters having an argument. Something going wrong, or a character struggling to do something difficult.
  2. Stay away from starting with too much description or worldbuilding. Make us care about the characters before getting too deep into history, mythology, or things like that. This isn't a hard fast law, but it's a good rule of thumb.