Show Notes: Hooking Readers with Gripping First Chapters

We had a fantastic First Draught yesterday night talking about hooking readers with gripping first chapters. Alyssa Cole and Lindsay Emory shared their techniques and thoughts about emotional impact, tone, and characterization. We also broke down the beginnings of their books Radio Silence and Sisterhood is Deadly, respectively.

Here’s the full video of the show:

About midway through, we mentioned the Tom Hiddleston, Cookie Monster, delayed gratification video while giggling a lot. If you’re curious, here it is in all its glory:

(Confession: Julia actually had to stop and rewatch this as she was writing up these show notes)

The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Please take a moment and leave us a rating or review on the podcast as it helps other writers find us!

Curious about some of the books we mentioned during the show? You can click on the covers below to find out more details.

B00KYRTO06.01.LZZZZZZZ 23500162 51VjtR7LUQL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_410JmRRBRIL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_41A82I+xwJL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_tempt1   51+l4IzpxEL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_ 91Sx5P07-DL

Advertisements

One thought on “Show Notes: Hooking Readers with Gripping First Chapters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s