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Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers on Page One and Never Lets Them Go Paperback – 12 April 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

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Product details

  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1582974578
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1582974576
  • Product Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.63 x 17.78 cm
  • Publisher : Writer's Digest Books (12 April 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

Product description


Agents and editors agree: improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple. "Hooked" provides readers with a detailed understanding of what a beginning must include, (setup, backstory, the inciting incident, etc.); instruction on how to successfully develop the story problem; tips on how to correct common beginning mistakes; exclusive insider advice from agents; acquiring book editors, and journal editors; and much more.

About the Author

Les Edgerton is a novelist and author of Finding Your Voice (Writer's Digest books). His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2001, Kansas Quarterly, Arkansas Review and many others. His honors include an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination, and an Indiana Arts Commission Fellowship