Strategies for Writing a Story Beginning ~ Free lesson activities for teaching students to write a hook for their narratives. Five story hooks for the same story that illustrate five different methods for beginning the story. Read each one and discuss.
As a writer, your job is to torture your readers with tension. The fun of fiction is anticipation, and if your story doesn't have it your readers won't stick around. Here are 3 ways you might be killing your story's tension and losing readers.