I recently developed an interest in writing, I have no past experience and struggling to choose the way to start my story. It's going to be a sort of Zombie-Apocalypse, with not just regular 'zombies' but weird mutated versions of different types. Now I know how my story will go and I have written the characters and the different types of 'mutants' with their abilities. But what I can't decide is a start for the story. Easiest start would have been character waking up in hospital (from a coma or whatever) and world gone to hell. But it's done enough times already. I want to pick a way similar to the above, where the MC is somehow "away" from the mainstream world and world goes to hell. Because in this manner he can slowly learn from different characters of their knowledge about different mutants. And this type of start would just go along more smoothly with how I've planned the rest of story. So I have come up with 3 ways in which I could start it but I feel like all of them are not really good and I can't pick just one or think of another one. (By the way it's in first person ) (Also in all these starts, people have already heard about some sort of virus or parasite that had spread in some cities but no one expected it to spread everywhere so rapidly not even the media and government.) First idea of start - MC is away on a cruise and heading back to shore after 3-4 days on the sea. When the ship returns to land, world is already gone to hell. Second idea - MC committed a crime ( not a very rough one) and he is in prison for a month or two. While he is in there world goes to hell and he gets out and learns about details from other survivors. Third idea - MC is on a first date and everyone is relaxed on dates and stuff, because they didn't know how fast the virus had reached their city and while they are on the date they both see their first 'zombie' and try to escape and his date (the girl) is devoured while MC escapes and meets the character he is first supposed to meet in the story. (His date was just an excuse to start the story ... ) I don't particularly like the third one because MC had witnessed it starting so he has to slowly learn about all the details of the mutant zombies himself. But then again I don't feel like any of those 3 starts are strong enough, so would appreciate some help, either an idea on how to start or a suggestion or just an advice to get me starting the book.