On Writing by Stephen King Bullies, Bastards and Bitches by Jessica Page Morrell Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson Hooked by Les Edgerton. Buy a cheap copy of Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers book by Les Edgerton. The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors . Just went to the Amazon site and saw Hooked’s rank: .. Hi Les, first off, I purchased Hooked from back in Sept. after reading a.

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I just wanted to get on his radar and nothing lfs. Crime Syndicate Magazine Down-and-dirty crime fiction from established and emerging authors. Outlining Your Novel Workbook: It really opened my eyes to a lot of things I have been doing wrong in my writing as well as the way to start a story in a way that is instantly engaging and exciting.

Agents and editors agree: Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. There is no such thing as a synonym. But, I’ll get over it.

Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon. And, I’ll bet he gave his okay. As for NaNoWriMo, most of my “serious” writer friends agree, it’s a pile of poo. Character Archetypes of theSeven Deadly Sins.

Hooked is purportedly about openings. I’m all cleaned up now and you can invite me into your home and don’t have to count the silverware when I leave.


Writing In The Crosshairs. Structuring Your Novel Workbook: In Edgretonauthor Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and teacher to help you overcome the weak openings that lead to instant rejection by showing you how to successfully use the ten core components inherent to any great beginning.

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He had snip-its of his writings scattered throughout the book, which were really captivating. Many of my own best days in writing come when I pen one good sentence. End Game 1 week ago. Recommended for anyone struggling to get read, get bought, and get better.

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Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton

Debbie, my sentiments exactly. In the Dark Mind of Pes. Crazy Beautiful Letters 1 month ago. The beginning of your story is the most important weapon you have to win the reader over. Nov 07, LL rated it really liked it. Again, this is my opinion and not how I’d ever work–although I do put out a lot of work seven days a week–but never at the expense of the quality.

Agents and editors agree: Original Song — Tears Away 3 months ago. Week 1 — HRT menopause diary 9 months ago. Under Constant Revision 8 months ago. Makes you wonder if he wrote all of the chapters separately, then picked their order once he had them all finished.

Possibly the most important book you’ll read about writing. Feb 27, Christine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The thing is, I don’t believe in ever giving away my work for free.


My one caveat is the organization of it. Thank you, Tiffany for the thoughts. I know too many good writers who do tell me it’s a good thing for them and that’s all that’s important. Supreme arrogance in which the creator of the work isn’t even considered. You just made my day! I have a checkered past, having spent two-plus years incarcerated at Pendleton Reformatory back in the sixties for burglary.

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To introduce myself, I’m a full-time writer with eighteen books in print and I teach creative writing on the university level, through private coaching of writers, and on various on-line venues. Hooked has proven to me that writing books can be beneficial. It’s very easy to read.

My review meter alternated between 2 and 4 stars while I was reading. Again, I don’t mean to disrespect those who participate–as I said, I have friends who do so, but actually the ones who do are almost always people who haven’t published or if they have, haven’t published well or have even self-published which isn’t publishing under any definition. Write a customer review.