Writing 12 Scavenger Hunt – Hooking Readers





  1.  Don’t begin with dialogue (within the first few lines), excessive description or introduce too many characters.
  2.  Put a question in your reader’s mind
  3.  Begin at a pivotal moment
  4.  Start with an unusual situation
  5.   Introduce an intriguing character
  6.   Create an interesting image


1) What would be a pivotal moment that isn’t too pivotal?

2) When is a good time to introduce a character?

3) Is starting at the beginning of the day a bad idea?


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