How do you start your chapters? Do you start with dialogue? Why or why not?
It depends on the chapter, to be honest, and what happened before it. I start a lot of chapters with dialogue because it gets right to the point. It’s important to set up a scene and let the reader know what’s going on but 99% of the time, that can be done with dialogue. I start most of my first chapters in various WIP with dialogue. It gives the reader a little snippet into the mind of the person they’re about to go on this journey with.