How to Put Your Inciting Event in the Proper Location

The inciting event is a critical part of the story. It is the defining moment where your protagonist is drawn into the core conflict. And its placement will vary depending on what genre you write and how much setup is needed beforehand. But one thing holds consistent, it always happens somewhere in the beginning.

How to Create a Strong Opening Scene

Your opening scene determines whether people will read your book or not. If it doesn't capture your reader's attention in the first couple pages, they'll likely put your book down and find another. With the speed of today's world, people no longer have the time or patience to wade through a slow beginning. No matter how engaging the rest of the book is.