“I often have to write a hundred pages or more before there’s a paragraph that’s alive. Okay, I say to myself, that’s your beginning, start there; that’s the first paragraph of the book.” -- Stephen Koch quoting Philip Roth in The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop.I find this happens with my stories. Most are only a few hundred to a few thousand words, but sometimes I realize after completing the first draft that the story begins in the wrong place. I’ve noticed this with stories I critique, also. I’m going to read through my works in progress when I finish this post to see if some of them should start later in the story.