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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But, if I followed a rule that I had to write a certain amount of pages or words per day, I have to believe that quality would suffer.

Jan 21, Miko rated it it was ok. However, it would be excellent to introduce mid-semester and certainly by the next semester of a composition course.

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I need to get my act together and do some serious writing soon. And at the end hookee it, Dog Willing, we get a novel. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Maybe it will turn out just fine. The author got very excited over book beginnings that didn’t intrigue me or capture my attention.

Talked to my agent and he said it’s probably a good thing–will increase readership and then sales–but that wasn’t my point.

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

edferton It’s an easy, engaging read with some great advice that all writers need to heed. A reader probably expects the author to know if his books are free or not. Learn how to avoid that starting red flag that will cause an editor to toss your manuscript aside. The perfect word doesn’t come in groups. To ask other readers questions about Hookedplease sign up. Edgfrton 2 years ago. You set your hook with characters whose deeds evoke sympathy and empathy, and just enough setup and back story for a fascinating setting.


The Last Woman in the Forest The author uses his own edberton not exclusively, but often as examples of rock star writing. As for the rest of the book, it gives us some pretty good concepts that can be employed not only on the first few pages, but the entire novel as well. Not only will you get a detailed break-down of what an effective beginning is and how to write one along with a truckload of examples both of great and bad beginnings edgrrton, but you also benefit of lessons in what makes a winning story in today’s market, how to write tight scenes and what to focus hookde when you create tension, and even detailed and unmatched advice on constructing your story’s backbone, the problem that your protagonist needs to solve.

It’s up to you to pick which are the needles and which are the stacks of hay.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Gamut Part II 2 years ago. Sep 28, Robert rated it liked it. Then he goes on to another angle and discusses it, going over the same ground but in a different way with a different focus. Lots of great points and examples to get you thinking differen This isn’t the kind of instructional book you’ll want to read all in one sitting.

Les Edgerton on Writing: HOOKED WITH JERRY JENKINS

Hope folks realize that! Hooked has proven to me that writing books can be beneficial. The Fading by Linda Taimre 2 hours ago. The Pulp Jungle 3 years ago. So, I really don’t want to to jump on any one to defend NaNo.


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

How Not to Write a Novel. Although I have heard of people who’ve had decidedly unfun experiences with it. How to train your Viking: I enjoyed reading an opening scene he set in Fort Wayne, and I liked his conversational tone.

An Over viewlearn the 10 things that every opening scene must have. I completely understand your reaction and I’m glad edegrton don’t believe your hard work is worth so very little that it should be ‘given away’. I read this book while writing my first novel.

Wow, you’ve got some potent backstory for sure! I read this in the midst of revising my first published book for its second edition and re-release. At the very least, surely they’d want you to have an answer if hioked fan came up to you asked you about it.

He misunderstood and thought I was asking for a blurb Mistress Murder 1 month ago. I don’t think any writer should write for free, hence my blog rant this week.

There is a good bit of advise from agents.

The Lord of the Rings. I would have avoided this book had it not been glowingly referenced in a craft book I found very useful.