Writing Active Hooks

-Discover the ten most common and universal types of hooks. -Learn why readers will respond to hooks. -Notice which hooks are most effective given the type of story you're writing. -Give your readers stronger reasons to keep reading.

Author: Mary Buckham

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ISBN: 1939210194

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Want to engage a reader from the first page of your novel? Better yet, want to keep them engaged and turning the pages? Learning how to write ACTIVE HOOKS can not only help you create page-turning manuscripts but set YOUR novels apart, no matter what you write. -Discover the ten most common and universal types of hooks. -Learn why readers will respond to hooks. -Notice which hooks are most effective given the type of story you're writing. -Give your readers stronger reasons to keep reading. -Learn how to craft hooks consistently for every story. -Find out where hooks MUST be used to create a page-turning manuscript. -Step by step, watch sentences change from zero to multiple hooks. Now discover all ten universal hooks in one complete volume. The Complete How-to Guide covers the full set of universal hooks, plus an analysis of the key locations for hooks across genres. See ALL-New examples for every hook and gain fresh insight into a cornerstone of the writer's craft. If you don't yet have a solid understanding of hooks and where to use them, don't second-guess yourself. See first-hand how authors in all genres incorporate hooks into their work. Use the before-and-after examples to learn how you can duplicate the process and immediately master hooks in your own manuscripts. Every story needs hooks. (Even non-fiction books can benefit from the power of hooks.) The best writers know how and where to create them to keep the reader turning the pages. Do you? Understanding how to compel a reader to keep reading doesn't happen by accident. Powerful writing--no matter what you write--doesn't happen by accident. Get ready to create page-turning novels! "WRITING ACTIVE HOOKS is a powerful combination of fresh insights, practical examples, and how-to advice on the often overlooked but critical element of Hooks...written in a quick-to-read and easy to understand style, and packed with useful application exercises." KELLY L. STONE, author of THINKING WRITE: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind "The Writing Active series takes an all too often overlooked technique, and elevates it to a next-level game changer for powerful fiction." CATHY YARDLEY, author of ROCK YOUR PLOT

Writing Active Setting

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Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781939210180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Now get all three books of the WRITING ACTIVE SETTING series together, plus a bonus additional section on HOOKS! Have you tried to take your writing skills to the next level but don’t know where to begin? Do you dread the thought of writing narrative description because as a reader you skip over it when you read novels? Or are you a writer who ignores Setting description totally in your novel writing—but know your story needs it? You just don’t know where. Active Setting, explained in comprehensible bites with clear examples from a variety of published authors can help YOU breakthrough with your writing skills. Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Novel writing can be enjoyable once you’ve mastered a few of the writing skills necessary to bring a story to life. If you’re tired of your Setting descriptions being ho-hum and are ready to create a compelling story world, regardless of what you write, or your current level of writing skills, keep reading. In the WRITING ACTIVE SETTING series you will: • Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story. • See how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose. • Learn to deepen the reader's experience of your story world through sensory details. • Notice how changing characters’ POV can change your setting. • Explore ways to maximize the setting possibilities in your story. • Learn to use Setting to quickly anchor the reader into the world of your story. • Use Setting as movement through space effectively. • Explore Setting in a series. • Learn the most common Setting pitfalls. These books go straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from authors in a variety of genres, and finishes each section with exercises designed to help you work with your Setting in a way that will excite you. . .and your reader.

Writing Active Setting Book 3

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Not since Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson have I fallen in love with a female ...

Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781939210098

Category: Education

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For the writers how want to expand their understanding of the craft of writing! Pull the reader deeper into your story by allowing them to experience the Setting on a deeper level. It can be the difference between standing on a beach facing the Pacific Ocean, feeling the sand beneath your bare toes, inhaling the scent of tangy salt spray, hearing the roar and slam of the waves versus looking at a postcard.

Writing Active Setting Book Two

I love teaching others about ways to improve their own fiction because I too have
learned from other writers. I'm a USAToday Bestselling authorwho ... I'm currently
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Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781939210012

Category: Education

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Have you tried to take your writing skills to the next level but don't know where to begin? Do you dread the thought of writing narrative description because as a reader you skip over it when you read novels? Or are you a writer who ignores Setting description totally in your novel writing--but know your story needs it? You just don't know where. Active Setting, explained in comprehensible bites with clear examples from a variety of published authors can help YOU breakthrough with your writing skills. Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Novel writing can be enjoyable once you've mastered a few of the writing skills necessary to bring a story to life. If you're tired of your Setting descriptions being ho-hum and are ready to create a compelling story world, regardless of what you write, or your current level of writing skills, keep reading. In WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail you will: Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story. See how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose. Learn to deepen the reader's experience of your story world through sensory details. Notice how changing characters' POV can change your setting. Explore ways to maximize the setting possibilities in your story. This book goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from authors in a variety of genres, and finishes each section with exercises designed to help you work with your Setting in a way that will excite you. . .and your readers!

Writing Active Setting

"Writing Active Setting is a powerful combination of fresh insights, practical examples, and how-to advice on the often overlooked but critical element of setting ... written in a quick-to-read and easy to understand style, and packed with ...

Author: Mary Buckham

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ISBN: 1939210178

Category: Authorship

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"Writing Active Setting is a powerful combination of fresh insights, practical examples, and how-to advice on the often overlooked but critical element of setting ... written in a quick-to-read and easy to understand style, and packed with useful application exercises."--Back cover.

Break Into Fiction 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story

Writing Active Hooks Book 1: Action, Emotion, Surprise and More Learn the five
most common hooks to power up your writing, how to use them and where to use
them for the strongest page-turning manuscript. Writing Active Hooks Book 2: ...

Author: Dianna Love

Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC

ISBN: 9781940651859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Getting a book published is hard enough, but what about building a loyal reader base? It’s been said that nothing sells a book – to an editor or a reader – faster than a great story. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time. Written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelists, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops Mary Buckham and Dianna Love taught in the US and internationally to beginning writers, multi-published authors and even a Pulitzer Prize winner. Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with: • Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level much more quickly • Reference examples from strongly-plotted popular genre films of suspense, classics, children, and romance • Simple worksheets to build a strong story through Character-Driven™ plotting for any genre • Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot • Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres • A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation. Break Into Fiction® is here to help aspiring-to-bestselling authors with a step-by-step guide!

Writing Killer Blurbs and Hooks Indie Author Mindset Guides Book 1

Although making the genre clear is very helpful, if not essential, it's not going to
make the hook any hookier, so it doesn't count as an active ingredient any more
than 'write it in the language your audience speaks' or 'use actual letters instead ...

Author: Adam L Croft

Publisher: Circlehouse

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Do you want to boost your book sales quickly, and at no cost? Discover how crafting a compelling blurb and hook can take your book sales to the next level. Are you struggling to compel readers to buy your books? Do you wish there was an easy way to increase sales and find more readers? Adam Croft’s method of crafting killer blurbs and hooks has catapulted him from obscurity to a six-figure bestselling author. Perhaps best known for his killer hook ‘Could you murder your wife to save your daughter?’, Adam has repeated his success many times over. Now, for the first time, he’s sharing his secrets for crafting killer blurbs and hooks. Adam’s method differs from any which have been put forward in the past, and instead stems from the psychology of persuasion, enabling authors to convert readers without a hard sell. In this Indie Author Mindset guide, you’ll discover: - What 99% of authors get wrong when writing blurbs - What makes a great blurb - How to tweak your blurb for maximum advertising impact - How to craft a killer hook - The deep psychological secrets of the human brain which you can use to convert more readers - And much, much more! This easily accessible guide can be used by self-published and indie authors of all ability and experience levels. With this new knowledge at your fingertips, you’ll be in the best possible position to boost your book sales and find new readers.

The Student s Journal

The writer versed in these little variations of shapes and angles , makes some
junctions possible that would otherwise be impossible , and some practical and
easy that would otherwise be ... Any descending stroke ( even of an initial circle ,
hook , or loop ) may be put in the fourth position . aa . ... with ship ; but , usually ,
we may join to the active verb its object ; as here to to make we join its object a
ship 0.

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American Ethnic Writers

Hooks remembers that during storms that caused power outages , she would sit
with her family in their candlelit living room and stage impromptu talent shows ;
poetry recitations ... Besides writing , Hooks has remained active in the classroom
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Author: Salem Press

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000064159201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Covers numerous ethnic writers and their works. All major American ethnicities are covered: African American, Asian American, Jewish American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American.

Windows DOS Developer s Journal

0 Is it possible to be notified ( by mean of hooks or something else ) when the
active window changes ? ... a particular window ( 1 know the caption I want to
monitor ) and I hate writing something like this : while ( TRUE ) GetActiveWindow
( .

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The Phonographic Magazine

form of stem , and not by size of hook , thereby combining greater ease in writing
with unmistakable legibility ; and lastly ... These young people , who are now
about to enter upon active life , each and all of them , by their education , are
fitted to ...

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Cyclopedia of World Authors

Jill B. Gidmark Born : Hopkinsville , Kentucky ; September 25 , 1952 Bell Hooks ,
a prolific feminist writer , is one of America's leading intellectual figures . The
author of ... Besides writing , Hooks has remained active in the classroom . In
1985 ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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ISBN: 0893564370

Category: Literature

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Beautiful Bottom Beautiful Shame

And so , he tells us , he is writing his book to address black peoples ' "
internalization - or , better , the epidermalization of ... Audre Lorde , and the
changing heads of the Human Rights Campaign ( all of whom are active when
hooks is writing ) ...

Author: Kathryn Bond Stockton

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39015064895686

Category: Literary Criticism

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Guide for Air Force Writing

The hooks fasten into other ideas , and the resulting ideas - linked - together
constitute a thought . You can force yourself to create thoughts by making
yourself hook ideas to each end of an active verb . Do it by putting the verb into a
question ...

Author: Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College

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ISBN: UIUC:30112113376120

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Library Media Connection

I do my first undergraduate three revisions in my head , " writers of Over the last
two years , Hooks has he says . ... He is active in storyteller opens that drawer
again , drops them into a folder . the Society of Children's Book soon , to share ...

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Write Your Way Into College

Questions to generate topics , 56 – 57 Readers college officials , 1 - 8 , 25 – 31 ,
93 - 96 writer ' s relation to , 25 , 51 – 53 , 63 – 65 , 67 , 69 Revising , 51 – 52 , 69
, 78 Rewriting , 69 – 70 , 75 – 77 different from revising , 69 Sentences active , 82
- 85 clear , 52 , 75 – 77 ... 65 – 67 hooks ( introductions ) , 58 - 61 Formula , The ,
see Writing Processes Gifts ( conclusions ) , 65 – 67 purpose of , 65 types of , 66
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Author: George Ehrenhaft

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 0812029976

Category: College applications

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A practical guide to writing essays for college admission.

Writing for Newspapers and News Services

This technique can, on occasion, be quite effective when it hooks the reader with
an active, colorful verb form. But it also embodies the weakness of subordinating
the news. A return to our shipwreck example will show how: Smashing against ...

Author: Howard C. Heyn

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ISBN: WISC:89030518179

Category: Journalism

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[February 1994]

Invisible Journey

The Underworld screws even a good plan and this one didn't start out good.

Author: Mary Buckham

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ISBN: 1939210313

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The Underworld screws even a good plan and this one didn't start out good. Half-witch/half-shaman Alex Noziak must lead two fellow Invisible Recruit agents deep into the Underworld to track a powerful demon who rules his realm with a bloody fist and has kidnapped a teenage Seer. The team faced this demon leader once before and the result was devastating. Now? The odds are far worse this time. Alex and her team must stop the demon before he forces the Seer to open a portal, which will unleash the Seekers to wreak vengeance on humans and take possession of the mortal world. Everyone faces sacrifice, but this time Alex stands to lose.