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 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.
If you are ready to get to work adding the power of Hooks to your own writing, let's get going:
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 (Learn where to place all those hooks to be most effective.)
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.
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.
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.
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