Are you a writer? Do you worry that no one will like your title? Do you worry that your character won't be relatable? Or maybe you worry that your story is not good enough, so you ask people if they like the title, character, or the story. But then you get some people saying, "No, I don't like it." And sometimes without helpful reasons.
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.
A lot of people struggle with being original. "It's been done before." "Some TV show did it before I could do anything with my story." "It's so cliche I hate my writing."
It's all been said. Nothing is unique, and you sound like a copycat. So how do you find originality? How do you find something that is so unique not even the billions of people around you have ever thought about? Sounds so daunting...
The French Cruller doughnut does not sooth the pain of dealing with my past pantsing. Listen to my struggles.
I have never held a gun.
So, like any good writer, I ask Google, what does it feel like to hold a gun?