|Okay, this picture is just for fun.|
It has nothing to do with the post topic,
but I stitched it on Sunday, and it makes
The purpose of the hook is to grab a reader's attention, to set up the characters and the premise of the story in such a way that a reader would want to know more.
This can be a daunting task for a novelist. After all, a novel is a complex thing with many characters and settings and subplots and themes. I've found though, that if I can't distill my plot into a short hook fairly easily, then I don't know what my story is about.
Here are some blurbs from popular movies. Can you match the movie to the blurb?