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Marin (Zoom): Writing Active Hooks: or How Many Hooks Are Enough?

June 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writing Active Hooks: or How Many Hooks Are Enough?

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (seat-of-pants writer), the simplest way to avoid a sagging middle is to understand how to continually build hooks into your story. So how many hooks are enough and where should you use them? Knowing the answer to that question can be the difference between a compelling story and one that drags.  You’ll grasp:

  • Which are the 10 most universal hooks and why.
  • What exactly is a hook and how do hooks work?
  • Where should you place your hooks in a manuscript?
  • How too many hooks can trip you up as much as too few hooks.

About the Speaker

Mary BuckhamMary Buckham   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 writes Urban Fantasy, Romantic Suspense and Young Adult novels as well as an upcoming Mystery Series. In her spare time Mary writes Writing Craft books including, A Writer’sGuide to Active Setting, Writing Active Hooks and Break Into Fiction:11 Steps to Building a Powerful Story for writers of all genres.

Meetings:  Free for CWC Members (any branch), $5 Non-Members

CWC Marin Members: A zoom link will be sent to all Marin members a few days before the meeting.

CWC Members from Other Branches: Please email your name and preferred email to Please specify if you want to attend this event or all Marin meetings through June.

Non-Members: Please register using the Paypal button below for the Zoom Link.

Recording: The recording will be available in view-only mode for one week following the meeting.

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June 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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