Writing to Grab the Reader

Historical novelist and creative nonfiction author Jessica McCann answers two questions from aspiring writers in this four-minute video.

  1. How do you write an opening line that will grab readers?
  2. There are so many entertainment options out there today. Do you think it’s getting harder to catch the attention of readers?

2 thoughts on “Writing to Grab the Reader

  1. Ann Weisgarber

    Jessica, great advice even for those of us who have been in the business of writing for a while. Boy oh boy, that first chapter is the hardest to write as the pressure to hook readers increases.

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