on The Creative Penn:
Intro by Joanna Penn:
Grabbing, and keeping, a reader’s attention is paramount for an author, especially in today’s crowded book market. Bored readers won’t become rabid fans. Robin Murphy shares tips on how to keep your readers’ attention and keep them turning the pages until the end.
According to Just Publishing Advice, Amazon Associates states there is one new Kindle book published every minute and forty-two seconds on Amazon.
Can you believe it?
Did that get your attention?
I hope so because this is an example of a hook, which is how you open the first sentence or paragraph to grab a reader’s attention and keep them glued to the very end of your story or article.