Start Chapter One by having your hero engaged in an activity. Start with a hook to grab the reader's attention. Over the course of the chapter, describe the hero and his or her background. Of course the hero at this stage is not yet a hero. Give the reader a sense of the ordinariness of the protagonist. Also, describe the setting of The Familar, which the hero will soon be leaving. The chapter should end with the protagonist about to pass through a threshhold into another world.