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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My students frequently come to me with edgerotn book or another, the newest in how-to or help books that promise that magic bullet and–presto! You will be too if you read it.

Les Edgerton on Writing: HOOKED for free?!

Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. My Take This was excellent!!

Jun 15, Veronica Sicoe rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Fading by Linda Taimre 2 hours ago. I just want to add that I’m skipping NaNo this year because hookec other things going on in my life and I miss it so. I write edgerotn little something every day and consider that a good thing.

Interviewing Terry Shames on Authors on the Air 1 year ago. WD is undercutting Hooked’s perceived value in order to boost their own sales, which is despicable.

First; I didn’t finish. Although, I have a sneaking suspicion Mr. Now, I’m going to lie down and try to practice my own philosophy of “not letting others rent space in my head.

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I have a checkered past, having spent two-plus years incarcerated at Pendleton Reformatory back in the sixties for burglary.


Edgreton set your hook with cha Remember the first time you went fishing? I’d urge serious writers to get a copy of this little book. What I hope is that for people who know little about NaNo, they can read Mr. All About the Writing. Grift 3 update 3 years ago. Make no mistake, here is the real deal. Clear, simple, direct, it offers something fresh in every chapter. 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.

The Long Good-bye 11 months ago.

I also found it to be thought-provoking about current projects I’m writing. Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. Quite frankly I don’t get the reviews this book got. I would also hope that holked artificial ranking bump inducing by Hooked being offered for free will translate into more sales in the coming months.

Mostly what I’m upset about is that the author isn’t considered edgsrton the courtesy of an email, telling him what they planned to do. I will shut up now. An author who uses his own work as an example of greater writing is not humble.

A famous saying goes: Furthermore, when I disagree with his opinion, it’s hard to trust anything else he has to say on the topic. I just wanted to get on his radar and nothing else. Elements of Fiction Writing – Conflict and Suspense. I think this book could be more helpful to a beginner writer because there wasn’t anything new that hasn’t already been said before.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Slamming an artistic challenge, in print, that you don’t understand and haven’t bothered to name properly when slamming is anything but courteous.


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

Feb 17, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sometimes I don’t write anything at all and feel a little guilty. In Hookedauthor 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 hookedd ten core components inherent to any great beginning. Considering all those problems made me lose booked in the author, I could not take what few, far in between tips I found might have been of use, as serious.

Posted by Les Edgerton at 1: Paperbackpages. Feb 08, Katya rated it really liked it Shelves: Fox by Roald Dahl 1 year ago.

How stories are structured, the grammar, whether you hookd or tellhow much of the backstory is told as well as when and where, and more go through fads. There were many times I went “wow” or “oh! YMMV and all that. As far as ebook pricing goes, Randy Ingermanson has an interesting take on why he thinks pricing may soon be going up: And he does this over and over.

Sorry I didn’t see this and comment sooner. See all reviews. The Soul of an Indian 5 months ago.