How To Improve Your Speculative Fiction Openings, 2nd ed. by Robert Qualkinbush
This little book talks about an important revelation that I haven't seen others talk about. It's out in a new 2nd edition, and while it may be an improvement, I haven't yet discovered what is new about it.
The problem for began early with his of scenic. He describes several opening as "not scenic," but I suspect that isn't what he means. Rather, he's taken the literary term "scene" as a dramatic unit and turned it into an adjective. So what I believe he means is that the drama of a story hasn't begun, but I'm still not sure if I agree or disagree unless I actually read the stories in question.
Nonetheless, it's an interesting little book that I recommend, but it will require you to think in his terms but also think around/through/over his ideas. Worth checking out.