Method to Memoir

Hooked. Craft a Captivating Opening for Your Memoir Essay

Learn how to capture your readers with your first paragraph.

Cindy Heath
The Memoirist
Published in
8 min readMay 7, 2024

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Hook the reader’s attention with the first paragraph of your book or essay.

Imagine yourself hitting ‘play’ on Netflix. How long do you watch an unfamiliar show? 30 seconds? Five minutes?

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Cindy Heath
The Memoirist

I’ve been a farmer, entrepreneur, writer, and more. I'm passionate about nutrition, health, nature, and the rewards of personal writing.