I’m stopping at a few websites this week for my blog tour. If you have time, please stop by and say hello:
And the giveaway:
Now back to our regular broadcast. hehehe
I recently submitted some work for critique. I was pretty sure I had done a good job, but they said there was no hook. This is the second time I’ve been given this feedback.
Light bulbs flash. Bright red lettering with arrows pointed downward say:
So I did some reading. Everyone seemed to agree that the hook is why a reader keeps reading, but…BUT not everyone agrees on how it is done.
The character shows emotion that the reader relates to and click it’s magic.
The reader understands the stakes and click they sympathize. More magic.
A questions arises from the scene and the reader must know more. Magic. More magic and then an explosion of sparks.
So, I’m feeling pretty low. Anyone out there have an opinion on hooking. *innocent smile* Keep it clean people, I have a child’s mind.
*facepalm* Okay that didn’t come out right, but I still want to know how you’d approach the problem. 🙂