I know that it is best to avoid using He/she/name as much as possible when starting sentences. I used to be in a bad habit of this, but have managed to get out of it. While doing that, I've used sentences like "Rising from the chair, she reached out to grab the man's wrist." That isn't an actual example of a sentence I've used in my writing, but it was one I thought up on the spot. While I don't use this sentence structure often, since I find other methods much better when writing, I do wonder if it is poor writing to resort to these sentences. It almost feels like I'm cheating my way out. I would love any input from you guys. (Also: Yay for my first post!) EDIT: I suppose I'll use some actual sentences from a story I'm working on ^^ "Honestly she didn't have the faintest idea why she was there. Despite that, she tried to respond as well as she could manage with what little her knowledge provided." and "When she knelt to unpack her things, she looked over in time to see Lucy walk into her room." and "Still in shock, Evanee eyed the girl curiously, not quite believing what she felt."