Episode 91 - Hooking Readers in the First Five Pages

07.15.2020 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

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In this episode, the two Matts play an exciting match of Writer's Chess, try to one-up each other on segues, call out a certain director for trying to release their movie during a pandemic, and talk about hooking readers in the first five pages in the first of our set about keeping readers' interest throughout a book. What are things that turn off readers right away? What can you do to intrigue them? What are some good examples of books with great openings? Why is Matt Donald so bad at holding his liquor? We discuss it all, with such captivating voices we pique listeners' interests right away, and talk about the works of Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz, and Christopher Nolan. Want to further support the show? Sign up to our Patreon for exclusive bonus content here. If you have any feedback or questions for our hosts, you can email us at [email protected] Also, you can purchase Matt Donald's book "Megazoic" on Amazon by clicking here, its sequel "Megazoic: The Primeval Power" by clicking here, its third installment "Megazoic: The Hunted Ones" by clicking here, or its final installment "Megazoic: An Era's End" by clicking here. If you'd like, of course. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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