- Interesting or intriguing or mysterious
- Action led
- At a critical moment of the character’s life – a pivotal, decisive turning point.
- In real terms, the crux of your story would most likely be found in your chapter two, so in fictional terms, make chapter two your chapter one opening.
- Indirect exposition
- Info dumps
When you hear advice not to start at the beginning, it means you should do just that and start at the moment that is really the most important.