Here's the thing. I know the middle and end of my novel off by heart. I know how the action will rise, where it will climax, and how it will be resolved. But I don't know how to start my novel so that I can eventually get to the point where I know what's happening. I feel like my story could start at several different points, but I can't decide on which one is best. I've re-written chapter one at least fifteen times and can't help but think that each time I try what I'm writing will be boring to the reader. If the most interesting parts of my novel will be the middle and the end (as is the case for most novels), how can I be sure that my introduction will still be compelling enough for my reader to get to the point where the real excitement happens? Any advice on how to hook a reader in the first few chapters when you don't have any big dramatic plot twists or conflicts yet to lure them in? I'm getting really frustrated with myself and losing confidence. Thanks!