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Hooked by Les Edgerton
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it was amazing
bookshelves: best-books-on-writing

If you only read a single book on writing, make it this one.

The beginning of your story is the most important weapon you have to win the reader over. Needless to say that every writer strives to come up with a compelling beginning, and there's tons of advice on creating catchy beginnings out there -- but none of it comes even close to the clarity and practicability of Les Edgerton's "Hooked".

Not only will you get a detailed break-down of what an effective beginning is and how to write one (along with a truckload of examples both of great and bad beginnings), but you also benefit of lessons in what makes a winning story in today's market, how to write tight scenes and what to focus on when you create tension, and even detailed and unmatched advice on constructing your story's backbone, the problem that your protagonist needs to solve.

I cannot overstate the relevance of the information in this book, and the perspective it opens up on writing successful stories.
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June 15, 2012 – Shelved
June 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 23, 2012 – Shelved as: best-books-on-writing

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