Okay so I've read countless articles and how-to's on how the first words of the first chapter should look like but I never get the hang of it. How do you guys like to start your first chapter? I usually start out with my character's full name and then a few words describing a little about that said character, what he/she is doing at the exact moment and how he/she is feeling. I try to make it catchy too, so I can get the readers' attention on the first paragraph. I know that may not work at some points, it happened to me a lot. Right now I'm in the process of writing a new Novel, I have the outline written out and everything. I need a way to start, that's always my biggest problem and the reason why I don't usually finish my Novels: The beginning sucks and I can't get myself to where I want to be by Chapter three-four or whatnot. Any tips? I'd like to know what all of you think, I'm tired of ten-page long articles that don't explain much.