HEY GUYS! I need some major help in writing the first chapter of my story.
I have the basic plot worked out.
MC is in a typical high school setting (cliche, I know). She is socially awkward and has a low self-esteem, but then some magical force causes her to switch bodies with the most popular girl in school, Kennedy. This causes MC to find out that Kennedy is secretly a lesbian, and lots of drama stems off of that. I’m planning for the story to show MC’s character development and her journey from an awkward, insecure teenager into a more confident, positive person. She also becomes close friends with the popular girl she trades lives with, who is actually very sweet and not the mean girl MC thought she was. (In the end I’m also planning on giving the reader an option to date Kennedy.)
I’ve sort of come up with starting the story off at the school’s homecoming dance, with the opening scene being the huge dance party with everyone having a good time. Then the scene changes to MC at home alone wearing sweats, eating junk food and watching TV. Then her friends Finley and Mikaela come over bringing extra dresses and force her to come with them to homecoming, so MC obliges.
I’m just really bad at writing those fancy introductions that hook the reader and make the story sound all professional, and I don’t know how to make a good first chapter that is interesting and entertaining, but also leaving the reader wanting more so they’ll continue on to the next chapter. I’d love some feedback from someone who has a bit more experience in writing than me.
(Also if anyone has any title ideas that would be greatly appreciated )