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Beginnings--help?

Attempting to rewrite the beginning of my current project (and in this case it's very literally a rewrite--I think only about 5% of the actual words are the same as they were in the previous draft) is making me feel somewhat like the pictured parrot.

I think beginnings are the hardest part of writing for me. I struggle with endings, too (don't we all? Endings are hard!) but at least I really *enjoy* endings, so I don't mind so much. Beginnings... I want to get to the really exciting stuff!

If I could just start right at the end of the first act, I would be quite happy. But unfortunately all my readers would be quite confused.

Anyone have any great tips for getting things started? Links to articles or posts on writing beginnings? I'm feeling in need of a little inspiration/advice.
Tags: hard work, help!, novels, plot and structure, revision, wah
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