“#4 Present a Strong Character Right Away.”
What does strong mean to you? I slightly disagree, a little mystery and the reader desires to learn more dragging the reader into the next chapter. I relate this to first impressions, make a good one and someone will listen. No need to tell a stranger all your secrets but a firm handshake says a lot.
"8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One"
By Elizabeth Sims
January 2011 Writer’s Digest