Opening Hooks

In the first few pages, perhaps not even the first chapter, a reader makes a decision to continue reading…..or not. A captivating hook will compel your reader to flip the page. How do you do this?

Conflicts can show what the character is trying to achieve, or identify a problem so the reader is pulled in to want to find out the outcome. Or perhaps a unique setting or time period could entice the reader or maybe there is something peculiar about the character that is intriguing. Basically, you want your reader to want MORE!

It’s a common and fatal mistake to begin your novel by simply introducing the characters or diving directly into action.

 I can help you energize those beginning pages and chapters!