If you don’t know, The Merry Writer began as a Twitter hashtag game in 2018. Today, it’s a fun, informative podcast about all things creative writing and books.
Join co-hosts Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli every Wednesday while we ask and answer all the “write” questions.
This week, we’re discussing grabbing readers with a hook in your novel’s first chapter. Come join the conversation here!
Episode 134: How Can You Hook Readers In The First Chapter?
As writers, we can get stuck in many places when it comes to writing your novel. The first draft should be you telling yourself the story. But after that, how can you keep your readers hooked?
This week, Ari and Rachel discuss some ways you should (and shouldn’t) begin your novel.
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.