Here are the opening lines from Charles Dickens’ wonderful David Copperfield:
”Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.”
Now, think a moment: What would be the opening paragraph of your own biography? How would you begin to tell your own story?
Are you, for example, the hero of your own life? Or, is your life shaped by another hero? Write your first lines so that people will want to read about your precious life. Believe what you have to say is of interest to others.