I attended a class by Angela Eschler and she said that tension is one of the biggest things that will sell your book to the reader.
She pointed out that if a reader picks up your book at the store, reads the back cover copy and/or inside flap, then gives your book a page or two read they should be hooked.
They should have questions.
There should be tension.
I've been thinking about that a lot. The hook. The questions. The query.
The back cover copy. The elevator pitch.
A lot of times it's already there in my manuscript but I forget to make sure it gets into
my first few pages and my query, etc.
Any good tips out there on 'the hook', story questions, tension?
nOOb *shakes head*