Last week’s assignment from Hay House Writer’s Community was to visit a book store and look at books in the genre you’re writing. We were told to look at the book covers and read the hooks and subtitles and find which ones caught our attention.
I took a drive to my neighborhood Barnes and Noble bookstore. The shelves were filled with memoirs. For about an hour I read book covers. I came away having a better understanding that the hook for the book was very important.
The assignment this week is to write three hooks for your book; list five benefits your book will offer a reader and write five ways the book will provide these benefits. I don’t have three hooks for my book yet, but I do have one. To keep me motivated I created a “mock” book cover in Edit ( www.Edit.org.) I’ll put it in a frame and sit it on my desk.