How to hook a reader

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How to hook a reader

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Re: How to hook a reader

Postby CageSage » Sun, 15 Apr 2018 4:38 pm

This was excellent - it took me a while to learn that the set up isn't setting up the story, only the set up to the conflict. That hook is flying through the air about to latch into --

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Re: How to hook a reader

Postby PaulE » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01 am

Yes, good ideas. However, I've seen stories where the writer has done this, and then felt the need to go back and fill in what led up to the opening.

This can either be through flashback, or worse, time jump (the horrible x hours earlier). This smacks of lack of confidence in either the story or the reader.

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Re: How to hook a reader

Postby FurtiveWordsmith » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 2:45 pm

I use cocaine paper. It's a wonder.

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Re: How to hook a reader

Postby AJ Konlucko » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 2:53 pm

FurtiveWordsmith wrote:I use cocaine paper. It's a wonder.


That gave me a laugh...


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