I was recently asked whether I spent more time on the start of the story, the middle or the end. I had to admit I really squirm over the start. The whole story has to be good of course or there will be nothing, but the start of your story has to be more than good, it has to be brilliant. It has to hook the reader.
The secret to a good start is to cut it out. Learn how and why on my Redgage article
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