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the hook
Content and Craft, Blog

Your First Chapter: The Hook

The first thing a first chapter must do is hook the reader with one or more catchy opening sentences. Learning how to write the first chapter of a book is difficult, but mastering how to write a great first sentence is at least as important.

big rocks in a bucket
Mindset

What are your big rocks for 2022?

The one part of the time bucket analogy that works is to do your best to put the big rocks first, so the less important things either fill the spaces between the big rocks or slip over the edges of the bucket and go undone.

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