Is this appropriate? I'm looking for other ways to start sentences. For example, another way instead of always starting with "He did this." "He did that." "Xxx did this." All the time. "He tilted his rifle and looked inside." "Tilting his rifle, he looked inside." Would the second one be seen as bad writing? Is there any rules? As far as I'm aware they're not adv or adj. I can imagine it can look bad if overdone? I'm also aware that I can start sentences other ways such as descriptions, other people etc. However, this is regarding moments when a character is on his own.