What are some words that start with the root word act such as action?
active, activate, activity, actual, actually, need i go on? :)
I can also think of Actor, Actress
The spellings of words reflect the way they are pronounced in their root language, not necessarily the language they become part of. For example, the silent "B" in "doubt" is from the Latin root dubitare/dubare ("to waver, to be uncertain of"). This is why some English words beginning with a "CE" and "CI" sound like they start with "S", while others (the ones that start with CA, CO, and CU) have a "K" sound.
The word root "com" means "together" The word root "con" is also used to represent the same meaning. Some words with the word root "com": combine, compact, community, compatible, compress... Some words withe the word root "con": contemporary, convene, conjoin, convert, converge... More word roots and examples found @: http://www.virtualsalt.com/roots.htm
Start where the action begins. You can always add a flashback or have one character explain to another what happened before - your book or story needs to start at the beginning of the excitement! If you make some kind of outline - it doesn't matter if it's a formal one typed out, or just a bunch of index cards stuck to your cork board - you can see what action needs to go where…