Writers, Readers and Hooks

Fish Hook Pixabay
Fish Hook Pixabay

Books, books and more books. They are everywhere: in the bookstore in your local public library, in your home library, on-line and of late, cute little bird house models are a popular in many neighborhoods!

I want to read a good book, you say.” So you look at the genre, the book cover, the title and a few other things that are specific to you.  Then you open the book and begin to read the first few lines. You are more than likely hooked and want to read more or are you?  As a writer, your reader is more than likely going to give your book only a few minutes to draw them in and read from the beginning to the end of the story.

One of the ways to get a reader hooked is the opening few lines. Actually the opening line is your best shot.  I read a short piece one of my new favorite blogs and I was immediately hooked.  I was ready sit for a spell and continue reading author Sherry Sylver’s blog post. The first few words drew me in. Read Sherry’s post and then let me know you think about Sherry’s hook. I am anxious to also hear your experience in writing a great hook or may you don’t focus a lot on the hook

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