Hooked : write fiction that grabs readers at page one and never lets them go / Les Edgerton
- Edgerton, Leslie
- Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 242 pages ; 18 cm
- Foreword : the all-important beginning -- Introduction : why a book on beginnings -- Ch. 1. Story structure and the scene -- Ch. 2. Opening scenes : an overview -- Ch. 3. The inciting incident, the initial surface problem, and the story-worthy problem -- Ch. 4. The setup and backstory -- Ch. 5. Combining the inciting incident, story-worthy problem, initial surface problem, setup, and backstory -- Ch. 6. Introducing your characters -- Ch. 7. Foreshadowing, language, and setting -- Ch. 8. Great opening lines -- Ch. 9. Red flag openers to avoid -- Ch. 10. Opening scene length and the use of transitions -- Ch. 11. The view from the agent's and editor's chair -- Epilogue : play the game forward.
- "In Hooked, author 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."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9781582974576 (pbk.)
- Includes index.
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