Askew Challenge Outline Series: How to Craft a Strong Hook

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As authors we tend to churn over the same ideas endlessly. Especially our hooks—

I spent weeks mulling over the hook in my first novel. I hear many new authors say the same thing. That’s why we came up with the Askew Challenge and its companion workbook. (If you missed the post on the Askew Challenge then check it out here:

It’s natural to worry about those all important first moments of your story. Why?

The hook is your story’s do or die moment.

A strong hook means the reader is going to want to know what happens next and will turn the page to find out. Keep that momentum going through the novel and you’re on your way to a 5 star review. We all know reviews are author lifelines, but that’s a post for a different day.

If you don’t hook your with your…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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