The players arrive in the starting town (Kolinville), and hunt down a dangerous beast on the outskirts.
From Plan to Pitch
Tips for Running More Engaging Combat in DnD 5e
How I Prepare for Sessions as a Dungeon Master for Fifth Edition DnD.
“Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Character Work 201: Playing High and Low Status
Plot Basics for Dungeon Masters: Conclusion and Resolution
A good example of adapting existing material to suit your purposes when making custom monsters.
Plot Basics for Dungeon Masters: Complications and Obstacles