I really couldn't tell you why, but I find it next to impossible to begin a story at the very beginning. Maybe I should clarify that: I can never think of a beginning. I have no problem launching into a plot line somewhere in the middle and tell myself that I will invent a beginning later on when I know my characters better. Does anyone else have trouble with this? I'd love some pointers on how to construct a quality intro that pulls the reader in immediately but doesn't reveal the entire plot in the first couple of paragraphs.