Okay, I have this story with a theocracy that... unforunately isn't going along too well. Considering this is plot creation, I was hoping for tips on how a novel should begin. Now, this is very different from novel to novel, but are there general tips that one can apply? Or, is this something so personal and specific that no help can be given? If the latter, then this thread was pointless, and I apologize for starting it.