Monday, December 6, 2010

Tips on creating your "hook"

During my workshop this weekend I leared some new tips. One thing I learned about is the hook. You need to grab the agent's attention right off the bat. the hook is the way to do it. Here are 10 sure fire ways in creating a unforgettable hook. Keep in mind the best novels have between 7-9 of these in their one sentence hook.

1. Action or Danger
2. Overpowering Emotions
3. A surprising situation
4. An ecovative description that pulls the reader into a setting or author's voice.
5. Introduction of a unique character
6. Warning or foreshadowing
7. Setting a tone or theme
8. Shocking or witty dialog ( internal or external)
9. Totally unexpected situation
10. Raising a direct question

You will get noticed if you applied some of these rules to your hook.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing these tips. I think without all these elements in a book, it would not be worth reading.