The first part of a novel should at least three things:
1. Establish the setting of the action, making the world of the story real to us in details and principles. Describe the Settings:
2. Establish the characters (especially the viewpoint character) in terms of personality, role or job, strengths and weaknesses. Describe at least three Characters according to these characteristics:
3. Set the action in motion by giving the characters things to do and problems to solve. Describe what the characters are doing and what problems need to be solved:
4. It may also hint at some of the themes or big ideas that the novel will explore and develop. Describe what themes or big ideas you've come across so far.