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Nancy Woods

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Nancy Woods is a humor writer who gets a kick out of writing. Her Kickstart Your Writing classes (offered in Portland, Oregon, and online) provide a relaxed, supportive and fun environment in which writers can hone their skills.

A trained journalist (M.A., Journalism, University of Oregon) and experienced creative writer, Woods’ work has appeared in Cirque, Northwest Palate, Oregon Quarterly, Oregon Humanities, Raven Chronicles and The Oregonian, among others. She is a recipient of the Andy Hope Literary Award.

A transplanted Alaskan, Woods lives in Portland, Oregon, where she edits a community newspaper. She is the author of two books: Under the Influence of Tall Trees: True Tales From a Pacific Northwest Writer and Hooked on Antifreeze: Tru
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Writing the Hook

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I recently took an online class on how to write a hook. In the publishing industry, a hook is a pitch, elevator speech or description of your book. The class was offered by Wordsmith Academy and taught by Mark Gottlieb, an agent with Trident Media Group.





One takeaway from the class: Be concise and interesting.





According to Gottlieb, “that is really the kind of person who an agent or

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Published on November 07, 2020 15:27
Average rating: 4.38 · 13 ratings · 5 reviews · 2 distinct works
Hooked on Antifreeze

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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message 6: by Jean

Jean Hi Nancy-- Hooked on anti-freeze, saved by epsom salts! I really enjoyed your book. Did you see my review here on Goodreads?

Jean


message 5: by Jean

Jean Hi Nancy-- Quite recently I bought your book "Hooked on Antifreeze." I thought it would be a good companion to a wonderful book I just finished that was also set in Alaska: "The SNow Child" by Eowyn _____. Have you read it? I wrote a review. Five stars. I look forward to reading your book very soon. Jean Harkin


message 4: by Nancy

Nancy Woods Jean wrote: "Hi Nancy-- Thanks for "liking" my review of "Flash." But I'm curious-- what did you like, since I actually didn't review it? Just wondering if you know some of the writers who are included in this ..."

The book sounds interesting and timely.


message 3: by Jean

Jean Hi Nancy-- Thanks for "liking" my review of "Flash." But I'm curious-- what did you like, since I actually didn't review it? Just wondering if you know some of the writers who are included in this anthology.


message 2: by Nancy

Nancy Woods I'm new at this Goodreads game. I just "liked" that you're reading. :) I read Shipping News years ago. Not sure why that's showing up.


message 1: by Jean

Jean Hi Nancy-- Not sure how you "liked" my review of "The Invention of Wings" since I'm only just now reading it and haven't actually reviewed it. Interesting! Maybe you're anticipating I'll rate it highly. And I think you're right.

Are you just now reading "The Shippinng News"? I loved that book.


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