Wannabe Writers is a meme created by Sarah of Confessions of the Un-published!
One of my goals right now is to move my literary ambitions out of the box and onto the shelf, by which I mean that I no longer want to ignore how much I enjoy writing. I love the idea of this meme, and I'll quote from Sarah's post here:
I often find myself searching the web for information during my struggles as a new writer. So I wanted to start a place where us future young-adult authors can come together to ask those questions, share our stories, and get feedback.
I'm going to be offline for the day, but I will read your lovely comments and get back to y'all on your blogs ASAP next week. :-)
Where I am in the writing process: I spent the week moving and didn't get a single word down. In fact, I think these are my first all week! I'm still settling in and running around, trying to finish too much in too little time.
My current problems: Time...but as soon as things settle down, finding time shouldn't be a problem.
Question(s) this week: How to start a story. I've never been very good a writing hooks. Any suggestions? How did you start your story? (Dialogue, description, action, etc.)
My most recent story started with a vague idea about what topics I wanted to cover; one morning, I woke up and the first line was just there! The first scene is sort of a discussion with the reader.
With my 2nd WIP, the idea and first line just popped into my head while riding in a car, toying with stories that fit the scenery as it flew by. The hook here changed a few times; it was description, now it's action. I don't know which one I prefer yet.
The first WIP started with a scene that ended up having little to do with the rest of the novel and received heavy editing as a result. It starts with an action flashback. I have no idea where the inspiration came from.