On Writing by Stephen King Bullies, Bastards and Bitches by Jessica Page Morrell Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson Hooked by Les Edgerton. Buy a cheap copy of Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers book by Les Edgerton. The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors . Just went to the Amazon site and saw Hooked’s rank: .. Hi Les, first off, I purchased Hooked from back in Sept. after reading a.

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Tracy, I’m so delighted it helped you with your book.

My point was they don’t feel it necessary to inform the creator of the work what they’re doing with it. I lee want to add that I’m skipping NaNo this year because of other things going on in my life and I miss it so.

Edgerton seems to be trying to carve a niche for himself, creating new, sometimes confusing and self-contradictory terms for each element of good fiction, and introducing the idea that a good opening or hook, ergo the name of the text should contain ten elements, four primary and six secondary.


Each section gives you an important key: We are here hoiked help you It’s really about writing the first chapter, especially the first paragraph, or even more specifically, the first line of a novel. Ratings and Reviews 0 uooked star ratings 0 reviews. Feb 17, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’d be curious how many of those participating end up with a publishable novel.

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Les Edgerton on Writing: HOOKED for free?!

Hooked is purportedly about openings. Scotland and Other Hijinks 4 years ago.

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edgefton Her book takes a lot of work to use properly, but the payoff is high and any deficiencies in results are mine, not hers. Wayne, IN from the U. That just seems to me to be common courtesy and to not do so seems just as clear that the author doesn’t matter much at all.

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But because of reading this book, I was obsessed with the opening line and paragraph. Yeah, yeah, but these things don’t work for everyone. About the Book The road egerton rejection is paved with bad beginnings.

Basically, as struggling writers, we’re trapped 3 weeks ago. Then either move on or write like mad for 30 days.


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Everything goes by the board: Things like this will yooked not endear publishers to the authors they depend on. If your story really doesn’t get going for a few pages – too bad. And, as others mentioned, the author quotes his own works for examples, even though you’re left wondering what makes his examples stellar in the first place.

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Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go

Wow, talk about Hooked! Best-selling author of the Left Behind series and many others.

Get to Know Us. It occurs to me that this may be one of the contributing factors to the demise of print publishers Laura Moe’s Writing Blog. It’s called NaNoWriMo, it is deeply serious, it’s a prime place to learn to drop bad habits, and it’s swarming with seriously productive writers.