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Central Coast (In-Person): Writing Active Hooks–or How Many Hooks Are Enough?

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 18, 2023
Mary Buckham
Writing Active Hooks–or How Many Hooks Are Enough?

Ready to learn what exactly a hook is, and what a hook isn’t? The simplest way to avoid a sagging middle, and to keep a reader reading, is to understand how to continually build hooks into your writing. In this presentation, explore what hooks are and how they work,  discover the 10 most common (universal) hooks and why they’re so widely used, find where to place hooks to make them effective for both your genre and your audience, and unlock the difference between a compelling story and one that drags.

USA Today bestselling author Mary Buckham learned to get into and out of trouble at a very early age. Time has added to her opportunities—detained by Israeli intelligence; strip-searched by a Greek border patrol while traveling with a priest, sneaking into Laos. When not personally avoiding nuisances caused by her insatiable curiosity she creates lots of disorder in her two Urban Fantasy series—Alex Noziak and Kelly McAllister—as well as her co-authored young adult sci fi action-adventure series under the name Micah Caida. In her spare time, Mary writes writing craft books including, A Writer’s Guide to Active Setting, Writing Active Hooks, and Break Into Fiction® co-authored with Dianna Love.


July 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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