Knowing Where to Begin

One of my biggest writing challenges used to be in knowing where to begin my story. I always wanted to jump right into the good stuff and skip all the lead in. If the old me had written Harry Potter, Hagrid would have walked up to the Dursley’s door on page one, knocked, and told him he was a wizard. Of course, over the course of my journey as a writer, I’ve learned quite a bit, including when to hold off on the ‘good stuff’. Every story needs a beginning, and this is mine.