To hook your reader in the first sentence do you use the journalist’s method of who, why, what, where, when or how?
Do you immediately go into a deep point of view or begin the story on a light point of view?
Do you focus on the main character in the first few pages or what is going on in their world?
Does your writing cause your reader to use their imagination or do you interpret?
Do you begin with important facts?
Do you use an active tense?
Do you create an emotional connection with your characters?
Do you use curiosity to lead to the reader’s anticipation?