What's the Hook?

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  • What's the Hook?

    What is the hook is often asked when somebody posts a logline or story summation. So what is the hook of a story? I recently had someone tell me that I needed to find the hook of a story when I posted a logline.

    It was my "Mars God of War" two sentence or so summation.


    Hey! You might do it in your house, but in this house we don't lick our butts. -- Mother Teresa


  • #2
    The hook? IMO it's the concept that hooks the reader into -- well -- reading your script.

    Advice from writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick. "Try this: if you can replace your female character with a sexy lamp and the story still basically works, maybe you need another draft.-

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    • #3
      It's the element of a concept/premise that elevates it to a "movie" (imo). "Die Hard" is just cops and robbers without the hook of "trapped by terrorists in a skyscraper on Xmas eve"

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      • #4
        I'll make it even simpler. What makes your story cool?

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