Okay, so I know introductions can be somewhat of a complicated topic (since there is so many ways to write one) but maybe you guys can provide some advice/opinions. Anyone having the same issue or trouble perchance?
I'm personally experiencing a struggle with introduction sentences. I just can't seem to get them right.
I rarely have a strong attention grabber. If I try to start out with dialogue (which is sometimes the easiest to do) It usually turns out weak or cliche. If I start out with a thought, I tend to write very clumsy and scrambled. I just say the first thing that comes to mind. And lastly, if I start off with scenery, I find that I dive into way too much detail for it to be entertaining.
Can anyone shed some light on this please? If you want to put up a link to a website, thats absolutely fine, but your own examples/opinions/advice is just as much appreciated.
Some Reference Questions:
-What do you normally start off your intros with? (ex: dialogue, thought, scenery, flashback, foreshadow, ect.)
-What do you find the most effective to your interest in other intros besides yours? (see above examples)
-Do you start out with a certain mood? (Hint: Sad, Suspenseful, Dark, Humorous, Light, Happy, ect.)
-What mood do you find the most attention grabbing in other writing besides your own? (See hint above)
-Is your intro simple and clear (straight to the point) or do you like to make your readers think?
-Do you prefer to have a short introduction sentence, or do you tend to write a more lengthy beginning?
-Do you often use first person, or third person when writing?
-What else do you expect in an exceptional intro? (Anything else that you would want to see in others and your own intros)
Again, anything you want to share or ask is greatly appreciated. Also, anything that I didn't mention but still relates to introductions, feel free to share as well.