The other day I posted tips for writing great hooks. I got a request for some examples of good hooks, and I am happy to oblige!
Here are the two I’ve been using for my WIPs. (Is it arrogant to use my own hooks as good examples? Eh. Maybe).
“Sixteen-year-old Aurelia’s second language just might get her killed.”
“Seventeen-year-old princess Livia was joking when she said she’d rather die than marry prince Caden, but assassins make take her request seriously.”
Here one from my lovely writing group partner:
“The memory-stealing Aster were banished long before El’s birth, but it’s their fault Mama is dying.”
– Meghan Jashinsky
And here are some links to critiques I’ve done that had hooks I liked.
Query 1 Rewrite: “Seventeen year old Susan Black’s ability to control all forms of earth helps her protect the city of Caperville from dastardly villains and monsters.”
Critique 8: “Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Zoey was abducted and held prisoner for six months.”
Critique 15: “Melissa Stratten puked on a senior basketball player while hooking up, and nobody will stop whispering about it.”
Critique 22: “After arriving on Mars with no memory of her life on Earth, a young girl must uncover the mysteries of her past while attending an institution training the red planet’s next generation of leaders.”