Okay, so I have no idea how to start out my cliche fantasy story. It's pretty smooth and interesting once we get past the choppy start. So, essentially, a boy about fourteen years of age is chosen as one of the White Wizards, inherits his father's sword, his friend gets kidnapped, and he goes on an epic quest and meets other chosen white wizards along the way. But how to write that in a smooth, convincing, and interesting way is beyond me. I also have a pretty good idea of the setting and world.