Better yet, brainstorm five ways to begin your story, then (plot twist!) discard the first three (in the order they came to you – no cheating!) and write out the remaining two. Choose the one you think fits the story better.
H. Duke writes contemporary fantasy, horror, and more. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband, Giru, and a shiny black dog named Jupiter. Her weird west serial Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer is being released in eight episodes (sort of like a TV show, but for your e-reader!). you can get the first four episodes here.