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WordyKite
WordyKite3 years ago
Since short stories are...so short, writers had to develop ways to hook their readers until the very end. Write down below an opening sentence that hooked you into a book
Monos D.O.A
Monos D.O.A3 years ago
One hook I like is someone reacting to something. This makes me want to find out what's making them react in such a way.
Starting out with a good description is good start for me, too.
My third would be an interesting quote, a quick way on what the story is about and what will be discussed.


"They were watching! They were staring!"
-From 'Reign', ch.4, the last story I read tonight.
BC24
BC243 years ago
I'm reading that story too!! On FictionPress right? :D Though I wouldn't consider it a short story.
Monos D.O.A
Monos D.O.A3 years ago
@BC24, That's the story. Yeah, it's gonna be novel length, the author is putting effort into it.
BC24
BC243 years ago
@Monos D.O.A, I know, I know :) She has some great ideas ;)
Monos D.O.A
Monos D.O.A3 years ago

flores.irvin
flores.irvin3 years ago
Thats a very good one.
I would say another great hook would be dialogue.

"Put the girl down, drop the gun and put your hands up," I pause, "NOW!"

Or

"I knew it was you from the beging Jackson, I couldnt prove it thats all."

Billy-Rose
Billy-Rose3 years ago
This opening sentence happens to be from a trilogy that I love- "I've been locked up for 264 days."
It's from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. Absolutely beautiful books.
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