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Hooked by Les Edgerton
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A technique book that teaches how to capture an editor's attention. It's focus is the first couple of pages in a new book. Maybe the first couple of lines.

While the various technical elements of story writing are represented, the best part of the discussion is distinctions among story worthy problems, inciting incidents, and initial surface problems. The conclusion is the basis to a good story. This discussion is worth the price of admission for this book.

The other elements, such as dramatic foreshadowing, dialogue, etc., is fairly routine and covered better in other books.

Not bad.
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