The first sentence is part of what is commonly known as the hook —

—the few statements, questions, and/or phrases that begin a writing piece that provoke your audience to keep reading. In storytelling, it can be an artful seduction, luring your readers into your story so that they cannot help but go on to the second sentence…

–Verily Merrily Mary

How To Write A Captivating Opening Sentence


Danni Rose

Writer, reader, lover of romance! I split my time between inventing stories about the gorgeous men and women of Serenity Bay, creating beaded bags, and following the orders of my boss-Tiger. I’m fortunate that he allows me to share his space, but occasionally, he feels the need to remind me who’s in charge

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