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Mastering the 10 Universal Hooks

Learn to Use Hooks to Write Cant-Put-It Down Stories

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Welcome to Mastering the 10 Universal Hooks!

In this course I take the 10 Most Universal Hooks and break them down so you not only learn what each hook is, but how to to create or improve your own. I use examples from published authors and writing students, writing in all genres to clearly show you what a hook can do in a story, how to recognize when a hook works and when it doesn't, and what to do about it. There are 11 different modules, one for each of the 10 most Universal Hooks, plus a bonus module focusing solely on where to place hooks for the greatest impact in YOUR story.

What to Expect in Mastering the 10 Universal Hooks.

If you are ready to get to work adding the power of Hooks to your own writing, take advantage of the pre-launch discount on the full eleven-course bundle. This includes:

Understanding the Action/Danger Hook

Creating the Foreshadowing Hook

Writing the Surprising Situation Hook

The Art of the Raising A Question Hook

Creating the Overpowering Emotion Hook

Mastering the Totally Unexpected Hook

Build in the Humor Hook

Creating the Unique Character Hook

The Art of the Evocative Hook

Using the Surprising or Shocking Dialogue Hook

Understanding Where to Place Hooks


Take the modules in any order you wish. Focus on one hook at a time and master each, then learn where to use hooks most effectively in your genre and stories.


Your Instructor


Mary Buckham
Mary Buckham

Hi! I'm Mary Buckham, owner and instructor here at Mary Buckham On Writing. I'm a USA Today Bestselling author who has been fortunate enough over the last ten years to work with thousands of aspiring and published authors, writing in every genre possible, to hone their writing craft skills. And that's what I want to share with you! Learn more about me. Are you ready to take YOUR writing to the next level? Let's get started.


Courses Included with Purchase



Understanding the Action/Danger Hook
Use Hooks to Power Up YOUR Story
Mary Buckham
$45
Creating the Foreshadowing Hook
Power Up YOUR writing
Mary Buckham
$45
Writing the Surprising Situation Hook
Learn to use Hooks to Power Up Your Story
Mary Buckham
$45
The Art of the Raising A Question Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
Creating the Overpowering Emotion Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
Mastering the Totally Unexpected Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
Build in the Humor Hook
Mary Buckham
$50
Creating the Unique Character Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
The Art of the Evocative Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
Using the Surprising or Shocking Dialogue Hook
Mary Buckham
$45
Understanding Where to Place Hooks
Mary Buckham
$45

Original Price: $500


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I have questions?
I love hearing from fellow writers and students. If you have a question or comment please don't hesitate to email: assistant@marybuckham.com. We will answer within 48 hours on weekdays.
Is there a forum for students?
I have created an exclusive Facebook Group for students. There you can post questions, observations, thoughts and engage with fellow writers and invited guests. Writing is a shared journey. We look forward to you joining us!
When does the course start and finish?
The individual classes will be uploaded between now and December 31st. Each class is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Welcome. This is a place where you'll be understood. A place where you can learn the small tweaks and large ah-ha elements of writing craft. The skills I'll teach you here will last with you a lifetime. And you know what? Those skills go WAY beyond what you're writing today. Stick around awhile, and you'll see. In fact, register for a class right now, and then you'll see how YOUR writing can change!

…like a jackhammer that tore up the carefully laid infrastructure of my plot, but fear not. She knows her stuff. Because she not only helped me fill in the freshly excavated holes, but gave me the tools to build a better and stronger groundwork in the future. From where to place my hooks for optimum benefit to which types work best for my story, she leaves no stone unturned. Practical examples serve as road signs and guide you reliably to your destination: a true page-turner.
~P. Palmer
As writers we all know we need "hooks" in our books, but we don't necessarily know how to use them. Mary gives great examples for each type of hook and how and where to use them.
~J. Gail Chianese

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