Hook the Reader
By, Dakota Bozell
Curiosity is key
Hooks grab your readers and don't let them go.
Hook your readers immediately
A great intro-or anything, usually can hook the reader.
Types of hooks
There are all kinds of ways to hook your reader.
Keep reading to find some!!!
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2. Make us feel it
In a compelling story the reader slips into the protagonist’s skin and becomes sensate – feeling what he/she feels, wanting what he/she wants, fearing what he/she fears.
3. Let us in on the protagonist's goal
Everyone has an agenda you, me, and every protagonist. We’re wired to be goal driven, and that’s a good thing.
Which is why we immediately need to know the protagonist’s agenda. In other words: What does he/she want? Even more important, why does he/she want it? And finally, what internal issue must he/she overcome to get it?
Why is this so important? Because everything that happens in the story gets its meaning and emotional weight based on whether it moves him/her closer to his/her goal, or further from it. If we don’t know what his/her goal is, we have no idea what anything adds up to, so the story is neutral.