Read this sentence: Kill the puppy.
Do you know what hooks are present? How many hooks? If you don’t you need this book.
Every story needs hooks. The best writers know how and where to create them to keep the reader turning the pages. Do you?
Within this book you’ll learn:
• Four of the most universal of hooks to use, regardless of what you write.
• How and where hooks MUST be applied throughout your novel.
• Why, even with a great plot, theme or story, writers miss creating a compelling novel.
• * Where some writers miss the boat by not understanding the power of hooks.
• Concrete, actions to improve YOUR writing.
Great novels don’t happen by accident.
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.
Want to create page-turning novels? If not – ignore this book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fantastic Review of Using Hooks in writing. It reviews the common hooks to use to hook your readers into your book and keeping them reading. It talks about placement and usage of them. What I think is the most interesting part of hooks (and a common misconception) is that they can only work at the beginning or end of a chapter. Mary shows you that they are so much more and should be so much more. Excellent examples, strong explanations and a variety of examples reinforce the concept in this book! A must-have for any writer in any genre.
This book contains valuable information. It explains some of the different hooks and how to use them correctly. I am not a writer, but I easily understood this book! The examples the author uses make it come together in an understandable way.If I was going to write a book, this would be a must-have! Well done, Mary Buckham!
Why do you need this book? Strong and properly placed hooks raise questions in the readers’ minds and draw them through your story. If you can’t get your readers to turn the page, your book won’t succeed. If you can’t get your readers to finish your story, they probably won’t buy your next book. If you can’t give an editor or agent a reason to read on, you won’t make it out of the slush pile. Building on examples from published works, Mary Buckham demonstrates how to construct and /or combine four additional effective hooks. She also explains the importance of hook placement and pacing. She includes examples for non-fiction, genre fiction, and literary fiction. Writing Active Hooks-Book 2 is an excellent resource with tips and techniques that will improve the work of any writer from unpublished to multi-published. I highly recommend this book.