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How to Build Story Hooks

How to get readers hooked on your story from the very first page.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 39m
Language: English
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When you buy a book in a shop, you can open it to chapter one and start reading. If it doesn’t grab you right away, you can put it straight back on the shelf.
If you buy an e-book online, you can look at the first few pages for free, and decide in exactly the same way, if you want to read the rest.
So as an author, how do you write the first few pages to ensure that the reader will buy your book? 
You have to make them want to read the rest. 
To do that, you have to hook them.
In this short course I will show you the techniques I have been teaching to authors for a decade. I will show you not just how, but why hooking works, so that you won’t need a formula, you won’t need a clever or original idea. 
You’ll know how to promise the reader exactly what they want, and never disappoint.

You will learn

✓ Identify and use the hook in your story, so readers will want to buy and read your book, from the first paragraph


• You should be able to both write and read in English!

This course is for

• Authors and people who want to become authors of fiction.
• Anyone who wants to sell more novels.
Literary Editor and Story Development Expert.
I’ve spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.
My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 39m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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