Hooking your reader from the beginning of a short story is really important.  Here is a summary of some of the ways we discussed in class that you might hook your reader:
- action
- something unusual
- something unexpected
- something that makes us ask a question (a knowledge gap)
- conflict

Remember, your homework for tonight is to write down the hook from a story of your choice.  It might be a book you have or a movie you've watched.  Come to class tomorrow with a written example of a hook, and see if you can say why it is an effective hook.



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