Its not as though I haven't started mine, I just wanted to see how other people start theirs. My first novel, still unfinished with 19000 words, is about those demons/robots destroying the world and it starts with a historical description of the events of the past 300 years describing all the details that the reader should know. My current novel with a word count of 8590 words started with a biography of the main character (an unsuccessful attempt on, I will need to revise it later) because it takes place in 1964 and therefore does not need any historical information delivered. Many novels I have read, especially fantasy, have the same start as the middle. By that I mean that absolutely no description is given on the first page, and sometimes none throughout the chapter. This I found annoying because I was literally imagining the faceless character standing in absolute darkness, illuminated by some unseen light. Some novels I have disposed of because of this. so, how do you start your novel? Do you start with a description or jump directly into the action? Curiosity has prevailed against my will and it becomes more difficult to restrain myself from posting this by every passing day. I hope that it is not a problem to post half as much threads as comments. Thanks.