How to begin? The first sentence of a story is always crucial. Like the overture of a musical composition it begins the piece and sets up what is to come. That very first line is the make-or-break moment of whether or not the reader continues on. Use it to its best advantage. Pluck the right words from your mind and place them carefully onto the page. Entice the reader into your world in a way that keeps them hooked from start to finish. Once you have that “one true sentence,” everything else will fall into place.