How to create Story Hooks

Identify and use the hook in your story, so readers will want to buy and read your book, from the first paragraph

When you buy a book in a shop, you can open it to chapter one and start reading. If it doesn't grab you right away, you can put it straight back on the shelf.

If you buy an e-book online, you can look at the first few pages for free, and decide in exactly the same way, if you want to read the rest.

So as an author, how do you write the first few pages to ensure that the reader will buy your book? You have to make them want to read the rest. To do that, you have to hook them.

This short course will show you exactly how to do that, by showing you not just how, but why hooking works, so that you won't need a formula, you won't need a clever or original idea. You'll know how to promise the reader exactly what they want, and never disappoint.

Intended Audience: authors, professional authors, ebook authors

The Fearless Author
Understanding the Hook. Part one.
Understanding the Hook. Part two.
Creating the Hook. Part one.
Creating the Hook. Part two.

Excellent course

Thanh Nu Leroy , 2 years ago

Hi Harry, Thanks to Massimo Marino who has shared this link with the Geneva Writers Group, I have registered to your course and have watched it. Your course is really excellent. I did the homework, and think I understand what a hook is, and how to create it. Thank you! But I want more, do you have another excellent course like this one? Please let me know when they are available. Thanks again,

Lightbulb moment

Martin Turnbull , 2 years ago

Working my way through Harry Dewulf's course on understanding and creating story hooks was a lightbulb moment for me - "Ah, so THAT is the secret sauce!" I'm very glad I took this course and will use what I learned for the rest of my writing career.

What's included

  • 7 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Harry Dewulf