Before we go too much further, I want to mention hooks.
It used to be you had to hook the reader within the first three pages, then it was the first couple paragraphs, and now it’s the first line. It’s more important than ever to draw the reader in emotionally, to peak their interest, intimately.
Let’s take a minute to read some opening lines to famous novels and see if you notice any similarities…
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The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Arcs and the Plot
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Show Don’t Tell
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Self-Editing Your Work