Friday, November 18, 2011


The overview, our mentor M says, should start with a brief hook, "A quote, an event, an idea, a joke, a cartoon, or a statistic--the single most exciting thing you can write about the subject that makes your book sound new, needed, and timely."

Did you get that?
* Exciting
* New
* Needed
* Timely

These few sentences are important, so spend time coming up with a great hook--have fun with it! IF YOU ARE EXCITED YOUR READERS WILL FEEL IT. If your book is fun make the hook fun. If your book is informative find a great statistic. If your book is a memoir then, well...I don't know. Let me check with our mentor and get back to you.

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