You would be surprised how many people who call themselves writers, do not know what a ‘hook’ is. So just for them I’ve unearthed this post, dusted it off and reblogged it…
The setting is Valles Marineris on Mars
Well, In the last few days I’ve been going over several often diametrically opposed scenarios for my new science fiction novel in my mind. I have finally eliminated all but one of them. So, now that’s settled, all I have to do is come up with the hook.
What’s a hook Jack?
I’m glad you asked me that reader. It’s a devise all writers need to employ to get your attention. In other words – we need to dangle enticing bait in front of you as an avid reader, not to mention those who normally couldn’t be bothered to read a book. You know the ones I mean, those who prefer to watch films or play endless video games instead of improving their minds with a book.
If you want an example of a hook just think back to when you last…
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