HOW TO BE A HOOKER

15 05 15 room view 1There is much talk about hooking the reader in the first page by creating an inciting incident and posing a question that they want answered. But that is not enough.

The goal for every writer should be to compel readers to stay hooked until the story ends. To hypnotize them into staying with the book. To do this requires much knowledge and skill. Too many books promise a great story, start and end well, but sag in the middle.

The reader gets lost in the mundane waffle of the middle chapters and gives up. Some of the important elements to hook your reader are pace, foreshadowing, building expectation, creating questions, planting seeds and creating rising tension.

How to do all of these things and more are what you will learn at the Keeping Them Hooked workshop on Saturday 20th June at Gondor.

To book go to http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshop-bookings.html

I hope to see you there.

Regards

Elaine

Don’t forget that from July, our workshops will include an opportunity for 4 lucky winners to have their manuscript assessed by our exciting presenters and one to win a FREE workshop! Check out the exciting workshops at http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html

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