So there's this princess. And she's a little bit of a brat, but mostly because she's unusual and has been shunned her whole life. The servants in her palace think she's strange and whisper about her behind their hands, even when she's around. Her parents were afraid of her, and foisted her off on nurses and maids, showering her with gifts to keep her happy. Then they died, and her uncle was charged with guiding her until she was old enough to rule in her own right. He's nice and all, but doesn't really try to understand her.
This is Orla, the character who's been nagging me to write for days. So yesterday, I sat down to write (and got 200 words!), and what did she do? Clammed up and refused to talk. Did I mention she's kind of a brat?
I'm trying to figure out what moment I should start her story with. I've already written Faron's opening scene, and Orla's is supposed to be next, but I'm thinking I might need to skip over her. I've been mulling it over for days and haven't really thought of anything that works for her personality. Maybe if I move on to another character, she'll get annoyed and I'll finally get something I like.
What about you? How do you figure out beginnings (which, for me, are the hardest part)?
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