Writing 12 Scavenger Hunt – Hooking Readers

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/write-fiction-that-grabs-readers-from-page-one

http://writeitsideways.com/6-ways-to-hook-your-readers-from-the-very-first-line/

http://www.ellenjackson.net/hooking_your_reader_61468.htm

Summary:

  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

Questions:

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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