How to write a grand opening?
Come one come all, to the BIG GRAND OPENING!
Snagging your reader in the very first chapter is important. We’ve all heard about hooking the reader, but it’s more than a hook. A writer needs to entice the reader to do several things.
- Pick up the book.
- Read the covers.
- Buy the book.
- Read the first chapter, the second chapter and keep reading to the end.
- Tell their friends!
How can we accomplish this?
By wowing the reader from page one!
Think about the sample clerks at a grocery store.
They set up a nice station with decorations and signs to grab your attention. Lovely samples are arranged for tasting. However, if you want to gag at the smell or the first nibble, no way in hell are you going to invest in a purchase. But if it’s good, they’ll buy the package and…
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