Why you need a story hook

Approaches to Storycraft

A story hook is necessary in all forms of writing. Blog posts, news articles, short stories, novels, and letters to Santa. A hook is all about the “Story Question.” The author poses a story question, and it has to be enticing and compelling enough for readers to want to know the answer.

Readers turn pages because they want to scratch an itch—even if it takes them three hundred pages to do it. Even if it’s a quick checklist on how to more easefully run errands with a toddler—a writer’s job is to instigate an itch!

Read my latest post to learn what it takes to get that itch going in a reader so that they want to know the answer!

Have a writerly day!

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