Welcome to Letter H. H is for Hooks. Hooks in books, not the other kind. Get your head out of the trash, he he he. Creating a captivating hook is essential to grabbing readers attention and luring them into your story. What makes a hook great? What captivates you? Here are some of my favorite hooks:
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." - Who could forget that famous Tolkien hook? I remember thinking, what in the world is a hobbit?? I was intrigued, and had to know.
"I was sixteen years old the day I was lost in the forest-sixteen the day I met my death." That amazing hook is from Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Levitt (recommended by Ilima, and what a great read indeed!).
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind, Paul Newman and a ride home." S.E. Hinton-I'm not even entirely sure why, but this hook stayed with me from the first time I read The Outsiders, until now.
Who can place this one- "The boy with the fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."
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