7 Tips For Writing Chapter One

#4 – Don’t start with a dream sequence.

Chapter one. It’s kind of a big deal. In fact, it’s so big, a lot of writers get stuck in their own head, going back and forth, how to start, what should the first sentence be, is this enough back story, is this too much back story, etc., etc., that they never even finish the chapter, let alone the book. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! Take a deep breath and slow down. We’ve all experienced this panic at one time or another during our writing process.

Take a few minutes to watch the video below and get some expert tips from a published author. I knew a few of these – don’t start with a dream sequence, etc., but some of them were new and really helpful! I always love getting practical advice. The last tip is just that – write chapter one, and then write the rest of the book. Write first; edit later. So practical! Go ahead and see what other great tips there are for starting chapter one!