In order to grab readers, you'll need to consider several specific types of hooks for your opening chapter. You may want to use one--or all of them.
Your goal in introducing characters should be to do so with the least amount of info possible while still making the characters memorable. Here's how!
Find out how choosing specific and appropriate words for your story can make all the difference in helping you write a better first chapter.
Because it is so important to take full of advantage of dialogue, take a look at a ten ways to write excellent dialogue.
Take a close look at how your use of internal narrative will affect every sentence in your story.