Inspirational Journeys Presents: Using Action and Foreshadowing in your Opening Hook

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In today’s episode of Inspirational Journeys, I answer two questions about the writing life that I saw in the writers life twitter chat last night. One of the answers I’m sharing is in response to a question posed in the same chat a month or so ago. The questions are as follows:
Can you use an action as your opening hook?
Do you need to write a second hook if you use foreshadowing in the beginning of your story?

For more information on using action in your opening hook, check out the article linked here:

Begin Your Novel with Action: A Good Rule?

I answer both questions and I even add a third tip that’s related to the second question in the podcast episode and accompanying YouTube video. To watch the video, visit:

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