Can you actually hook a reader in two sentences? I have problems with my elevator speech and that’s a lot longer than two sentences. However, the answer is yes, and I know from experience, you had better hook your reader, or literary agent, right away if you want to make a sell.
The next question for me, is how do I write a 2-sentence hook? My story is complicated, and I don’t even know where to begin.
A 2-story hook has three components. These not only provide the gist of your story, but also an abbreviated outline of what you are trying to accomplish.
- Character – Who is your hero or heroine? You don’t want to give that character a name in your 2-sentence write up. Give them an identity. Not Anne, but a young orphan girl. …
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