The Importance of a Great Literary First Impression

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In essay writing, they call it the Hook. In fiction, we’ll call it the First Line.

Different names, but they serve the same purpose. This is the first piece of your story that the audience is going to read. Whether that audience is someone from a publishing house considering your work or a potential fan, it’s important to draw them in right away.

Alongside an eye-catching title and an engaging premise, this is the best way to catch your reader’s attention. There are many ways for a good first line to be written. It’s all about picking what works best for your story and its starting point.

Guest post by Danielle Lebouthillier on Ryan Lantz’s blog- Read more.

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