I watch a good amount of reality television when I have the time and I’m a big fan of some of the fabricated drama. Yes, I know it’s all created for the show and it isn’t as ‘real’ as the producers want me to believe. And yet, I curl up on my couch ready to be sucked into it all each season.
It’s all about the ‘tea’, if you ask me!
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I’m currently reading an urban fantasy tale. It’s all part of developing a stronger understanding of the expected Tropes in that genre so I can write stronger stories.
Anyway, the book is super fast-paced. WOW! As in if a story is supposed to have peaks and valleys, this one is all peaks. There’s very little time to breathe. I know authors are told to pace their stories and the action in their stories but something tells me breakneck tales are beloved by a large number of readers.
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When you look at a lot of blurbs, you usually see a bolded or italicized first sentence that goes something like this:
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love
- Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkowski
She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But does she have the heart of a killer?
- Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas
Such sentences are the hook. Continue reading “What’s Your Story’s Hook?” →