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Storytelling for professionals #1

The ‘what happens next?’ Hook

This type of hook will immediately bring your audience into your story. The audience is now hanging, waiting for the storyteller to give them the answer.

A favourite example for me of this opening hook is used in Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The story opens with:

“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.