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

April 12, 2007|
HOOKED: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton
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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, author Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components inherent to any great beginning. 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!

Les Edgerton (MFA, Vermont College) is a novelist and author of Finding Your Voice. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2001, Kansas Quarterly, Arkansas Review, North Atlantic Review, Chiron Review, and many others. His honors include a Pushcart Prize nomination, Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, and an Indi...
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Title:HOOKED: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:260 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:260 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.83 in
Published:April 12, 2007
Publisher:F+W Media
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781582974576

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