Readers are like
fish. Smart fish. Fish who know authors are out to get them, reel them in,
and capture them for the rest of their seagoing lives. But, like any self-respecting
fish, readers aren’t caught easily. They aren’t about to surrender themselves to
the lure of your story unless you’ve presented them with an irresistible hook.
Tell me your opinion: How early in your story is your hook found?
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Story by K.M. Weiland