I've found writing advice on how to start a story to be very...general. And, it's not because they are lazy or they just want to look legit. There is a very good reason they are being general (which not many of them actually address). That is, there is no true method for you to write your story. The only thing some experienced writer can do to give advice on how to start a new story is say how they start a new story. I recently started a new story. So let me give me as an example on two ways you can start a new story.
Category: My Writing Experience
How I came up with an idea, struggles I have, and what being a writer is like irl.
How I started a new story and failed.
I tried to start writing a new story after finishing two novels simultaneously. I've been writing for almost ten years. Through commentary on 2019 me, let 2020 me show you what was not working and why I failed this new project.
Omniscient Discoveries 5: A Story About Who…?
I found myself wondering whose story I had just written when I finished writing my omniscient story. On top of that, some of the main characters disappeared from the story so that meant more screen time for others. But then...whose story was this in the end? Let me reflect.
Omniscient Discoveries 3: vs Multiple Point of View
Omniscient point of view and multiple point of view? Where does third person come in? Let's try to understand what the heck is going on here. I think the issue is that people need to distinguish between POV and narrative.
Omniscient Discoveries 2: Head Hopping
Omniscient style is head-hopping allowed, right??? Wrong. "You CANNOT HEAD HOP!" People said. But then they also say it is okay to hop between heads of characters. But isn't that head hopping? How can it be okay and not okay?