I'm an amateur writer at best, despite making countless stories (that I've never finished) in the past. I'm a harsh critic towards myself, you see. I've recently decided on starting a novel, maybe a trilogy. I want to finish it as well. But I find myself unable to make a proper opening. I do not want to start out flat or make a cliche introduction. I plan on making an action/adventure novel wherein the protagonist, a bubbly yet determined girl, is introduced with some... flair? She isn't optimistic, per se, but she does have quite a lot of exuberance and edge to her, but can be analytical and serious when the situation calls for it. Every time I try to think of a suitable introduction I always hit a dead end. I have everything roughly planned out, but the opening is where I am struggling with. I really do want to hook the readers to the story as they read the first few pages. What do you suggest? Your opinions and suggestions do not have to be specific, I just need an outline or idea of what to do. Thank you very much!