Writing a Better Hook

Writing a good hook is not as easy as it may sound.

Every writer wants to grab the reader by the neck and squeeze.

I’m bad to read the first couple of pages and if I’m not hooked stop reading.

So it stands to reason, that first page or even that first paragraph is the most important part of the story.

Without a good hook, the reader moves on to another book.

H is for Hook

Want to write a great hook?

Keep reading…

Larry Brooks at the Storyfix explains how a writer should reach for a better hook.

Over at WritetoDone is a good article on writing a hook using visualization.

Write it Sideways gives 6 Ways to Hook Your Reader.

A few books that had me from page one…

Delirium (Delirium Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by Lauren Oliver,

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo series) [Kindle Edition] by Hugh Howey

The Memory Box [Kindle Edition] by Eva Lesko Natiello,

Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by Diana Gabaldon

Share your favorite reads that grabbed you from the first page, or maybe a book that hooked you but didn’t live up to the promise.

3 thoughts on “Writing a Better Hook

  1. Hi, Jean
    Oh, I imagine you must get a lot of stupid jokes about your name; I used to before I finally got married and dumped it. In since I’m dropping by from the #AtoZChallenge (very glad to have found you by the way) instead of reading today’s AtoZ post (the letter J), IF you have time, please give my post on the letter G a read, She’s A Good Girl: http://bit.ly/1aCNVKw


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