I don't know if it's just me, but I struggle to start a story. I love writing the middle and ending, but starting is another story (or novel, perhaps chronicle ). I usually try starting with a strange sentence, one that would catch attention, but it never seems right. Here are two examples I came up with while free writing... No one saw Desmond teleporting in the hall, for it was bustling with students and no one could get a good glance of what was going on. and... The figures danced from rooftop to rooftop, only leaving a trail of frost in the thick cold air. I don't know, maybe it's just me. But beginnings never seem right. Any help?