Saturday, December 20, 2014

Putting it all together to write your hook!

Hey Everyone!  Happy Fiction Friday!  For the last month we’ve been talking about HOOKing the reader you’re your story.  I hope you remember the SHARP acronym! S-Stakes H – Hero/Heroine Identification A – Anchoring R – Staring the story on the RUN P – The problem or Story question. Today, I’m going to give you […]

What’s the problem?

Hey there!  Welcome back to our HOOKS discussion!  We’ve been talking about the elements of a great HOOK – using the acrynom SHARP S= Stakes (Public or Private) H = Hero Identification (or Sympathy) A stand for ANCHORING!  Or, using the journalist inside to create place!R – Starting your story on the Run, or two […]

Throw in the Anchor! Writing a Hook week 3

Happy Friday~!  Susan May Warren here hopping over from http://www.mybooktherapy.com (where we’re talking about Writing Tension in a scene), to continue or Friday Fiction Chat about HOOKS! We’ve been talking about the elements of a great HOOK – using the acronym SHARP S= Stakes (Public or Private) H = Hero Identification (or Sympathy) A stand for ANCHORING!  […]

Hooking the Reader: Week two!

Hey! I’m back (thanks for having me!) with more on HOOKS today on Fiction Friday. HOOKing the reader is essential for a great story. Last week, we started our discussion on HOOKS — with the acronym SHARP. The first element of a great hook is STAKES. Today, we’re moving on to: Hero/Heroine Indentification. I was […]

I got a Bite! The secrets to writing a HOOK

Hey all! I’m so excited to be Writer Interrupted’s Friday Post – thanks for having me! I’m hopping over from http://www.mybooktherapy.com(where we’re talking about Dialogue), to talk to you for a few weeks about… HOOKS! Now, it’s fishing season opener pretty soon up here in MN, and we take our fishin’ very seriously…we have store […]

Pens Should Be Mightier than Toilet Plungers

Martin Espada wrote this advice to young poets in The Republic of Poetry, but it applies to all writers, Christian bloggers included. Advice to Young Poets Never pretend to be a unicorn by sticking a plunger on your head. Let me just extract a few editorial lessons here. 1) “Never pretend.” Good words are always […]

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