If you use strong verbs
to express crucial actions and make the subjects of those verbs
the agents of those actions, then your sentences will begin with
(1) precise subjects, frequently agents, and (2) just as importantly,
short subjects. Your subjects will be short because, once you have
introduced the characters, you only need a short phrase to refer
There is a third reason why it is useful to organize your sentences
so that they open with short, specific subjects naming one of your
cast of characters. When you do that, you also begin your sentences
3. more familiar rather than less familiar information.
Such sentences will get off to a quick start. They don't
force the reader to hold in mind long subjects while searching
Most importantly, sentences with short, familiar subjects locate
the reader in familiar territory right from the start. Readers
will more easily understand the new information in your sentences
you introduce it in the context of something old and familiar.