Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Hooks

Before we go too much further, I want to mention hooks.

It used to be you had to hook the reader within the first three pages, then it was the first couple paragraphs, and now it’s the first line. It’s more important than ever to draw the reader in emotionally, to peak their interest, intimately.

Let’s take a minute to read some opening lines to famous novels and see if you notice any similarities…

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