Day 5 // The Hook

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of the first sentence, but I believe the hook is even more important than that first line. A book becomes a page-turner when a writer has the ability to hook us and to keep us hooked.

Today, I’m going to talk about that hook. For this post, I’ve selected an article from the Writer’s Digest that I absolutely adore: 10 Ways to Hook your Reader (and Reel them in for Good).

I went through those ten ways, (which are more like steps, really) and tried to see how Suzanne Collins, consciously or not, used those steps in The Hunger Games (a book that hooked me from page one to the very last).

Here goes.

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Warcross – Playlist Tag

My dear blogger friend Nimika from Wordhaven tagged me for this really cool bookish tag, where you pick a book and build a playlist that fits the world of the story. Check out her awesome Book Playlist on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!

For my part, I decided to go with Marie Lu’s Warcross. I decided to call my Book Playlist BADASS TEENAGE GIRL WEARING SUNGLASSES AT MIDNIGHT JUST CAUSE. Though, I hesitated a long time with COOLER THAN Y’ALL.  Continue reading “Warcross – Playlist Tag”

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