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10 Writing Hooks To Catch The Reader

Writing Class Notes: Beginning Hooks - Strategies to use to catch your reader's attention. This is a post from my former blog "The Writer Today".  I have added some new examples of beginning hooks from my favorite authors.  1. Begin with a simile or a metaphor. My life has been a carnival. My family is like an open book. NEW :   Her bones were as delicate as Belleek china, her skin like ancient parchment stretched thin over aged, sinewy muscles formed during a life working the ranch. - Widow's Might by Sandra Brannan 2. Begin with a question. Who is the greatest athlete of all times? NEW : How on earth could I have let them talk me into it? - The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George 3. Begin with a definition. Amiable is the best way to describe my personality: I am friendly and caring. Perfect is the best adjective to describe me: I am flawless in every aspect of my life. 4. Begin with a quotation. “Learn to laugh” is something my kinder