Tuesday, December 6, 2011


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From Amazon: "The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple.

In Hooked, you'll find:
  • Detailed instruction on how to develop your inciting incident
  • Keys for creating a cohesive story-worthy problem
  • Tips on how to avoid common opening gaffes like overusing backstory
  • A rundown on basics such as opening scene length and transitions
  • A comprehensive analysis of more than twenty great opening lines from novels and short stories
Plus, you'll discover exclusive insider advice from agents and acquiring editors on what they look for in a strong opening. With Hooked, you'll have all the information you need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an irresistible story!"


  1. Thanks for the info and link to the giveaway too!! How exciting! Take care

  2. My copy is coffee stained, bent in several places, and has yellow highlighter through out.

    In other words, right beside my computer station.

    Highly recommend.

  3. Thanks for the info. I haven't read this one and I'm going to head over there now. Thanks.

  4. The hook is often something we as writers struggle with. But this book sounds quite promising.

  5. This post hooked me ;D

  6. I love Hooked. Hands down it's one of the best writing books i've read in years


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