Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself at the start of your inquiry?
I would tell myself that looking for a specific set of rules is a bad idea. Writing is ambiguous, especially creative writing. There are no strict rules to follow to write the perfect book, or else everyone would be best selling authors. I would tell myself to spend less time looking for methods and more time analyzing hooks from popular novels, and finding the ones that stood out to me most. From there I would be able to start coming up with reasons for why certain hooks stood out to me more than others, and I would be able to create my own using the same style and techniques. I have just started this step in my inquiry, and although the research I completed is helping my in the analyzing process, I could have been more efficient had I started reading hooks sooner.