- Jump into the action right away. Don’t drag your feet.
- Hook readers with large surprises.
- Make the action relevant to your character’s personality.
- Act first, think later.
- Communicate information to the reader before the action.
- Reveal a character’s intentions that can’t be shown through action.
- Does the beginning have to include a lot of action, or can it lead to it?
- Can action be gradual?
- How can you reveal information about the character if the narrator isn’t omniscient?