KEEP READERS ENGAGED PAGE AFTER PAGE

Let an expert writing craft instructor and writer show you a step-by-step approach to change your writing

MOST WRITERS LEAVE CRAFTING HOOKS TO CHANCE

The thought of writing hooks can be daunting. It seems so reasonable when someone says, “hook your readers” but what does it mean? How do you do that? And where in a story do you do it? It’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed. Hi, I’m Mary Buckham, and I’m going to show you a simple process for understanding and improving how to write hooks to create page-turning novels. Hooks are what keep your readers turning pages and what engages them in your story. The craft of hooks can be learned and I am here to teach it to you. Power up your writing exponentially by enhancing what you already have in place!

WHY HOOKS MATTER

Do you sense something missing from your writing? Is your reader feedback less than stellar? You may feel like writing hooks is something that comes naturally as you write your story and you are either good at it or you’re not. Or perhaps you don’t know yet how vital hooks are to a story. Hooks can be added, moved, improved and inserted in your writing as needed to create the reader response you want. I will teach you fast, easy ways to write hooks, rewrite hooks to power them up, and where to place hooks in your story for maximum effect.

SMALL CHANGES, HUGE DIFFERENCES

What if I told you that I could give you a simple approach for improving your understanding and implementation of hooks, and hook placement that would only hours vs. years to put into place? After the greater part of a decade teaching thousands of writers of all genres, I’ve condensed everything I’ve learned about hooks and hook placement into this comprehensive program. I’ll teach you small changes that can create big results and how you can implement them in just a few hours of study.

THERE’S A BETTER WAY

In this course, I walk you through the ten most Universal hooks, that you can apply to whatever you’re writing. I’ll provide you with an easy-to-follow and easy-to-use approach for where to implement your hooks that will get you better results in less time. Not only that, but all your future writing efforts to engage readers will be more effective, giving you a better return on what you’re writing. Engaged readers become rabid fans. Rabid fans create word of mouth sales.

INTRODUCING…

I have taken the 10 most Universal Hooks and broken them down so you not only learn what each hook is but how to create or improve your own. I use samples from published authors and from former 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 10 different modules for each of the 10 most Universal Hooks and and 11th module dedicated solely to where to place hooks for the best impact on YOUR story.

Imagine the Possibilities

Imagine making a few simple changes to your current manuscripts and seeing real results with your critique partners, beta readers, and in the response to your submissions. If you’re already published you’ll see the results in your reader responses. Better sales mean less time struggling with your writing and more time working on other aspects of being a published author, not to mention time freed up to have a life.
Imagine being able to easily craft high-quality, consistently hard-working hooks, in just minutes. That means less time on second-guessing yourself and more time doing what you love: writing.

Your Writing on Overdrive

Imagine waking up the morning after a solid day of writing and seeing that satisfying response to your work from your first readers. When you submit your manuscripts, you’ll stop hearing—“it just didn’t engage me” and start getting closer to your publication dreams. Sooner than you ever thought possible. With results like that, you could rest easy knowing that all your future writing efforts would have a natural boost: your improved hooks, in key locations, making your readers eager to read more.

Sounds great. I’m in! Skip me to the Classroom

I’VE CREATED A DETAILED, EASY-TO-FOLLOW MASTER CLASS FOR YOUR LEARNING PLEASURE!

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 my course on 10 of the most universal hooks, plus a bonus module on where to place hooks for maximum impact in your story. Take the courses in any order you wish. Focus on one hook at a time and master each, revisit each as often as you wish.

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET IN THE MASTER COURSE!

LEARN AT YOU OWN PACE WITH SLIDES AND AUDIO LECTURES, ASSIGNMENTS, EVEN QUIZZES. PLUS BONUS MATERIALS. 
Module 1
Understanding the Action/Danger Hook

This course is geared toward any writer of any age who wants to improve their understanding and application of how to use the Action/Danger hook. Learn not only how to recognize the Action/Danger hook but how to start applying it right away to your work with lectures plus hands-on assignments!​

Module 2
Creating the Foreshadowing Hook

The Creating the Foreshadowing Hook class is divided into clear mini-lessons, and is designed to be absorbed and put into action immediately. I want you to really dive in to creating this powerful hook AND learn how and why it works and where to apply it. We begin with an introduction to Hooks in general before we narrow in on the Foreshadowing hook specifically.

Module 3
Writing the Surprising Situation Hook

An exciting hook, one that can really create powerful emotion in your writing. Important in every genre and for all writers. Learn how to maximize the power of this hook and how it applies to your stories.

Module 4
The Art of the Raising A Question Hook

Each of the mini-sections of this workshop builds on the previous section, and is designed to teach you not only how to recognize the Raising a Question hook but how to start applying it right away to your work!
All of the examples are new and not included in the Writing Active Hooks books. Here’s a chance to learn from a fresh look at hooks.

Module 5
Creating the Overpowering Emotion Hook

Join me as we look at taking a topic that can be so large, and vague, and break it down into simple and easy steps. This lesson contains homework assignments (spaced as you proceed through the workshop at YOUR pace), plus a video lesson and a downloadable/printable PDF transcript. There are also bonus materials to help you understand and anchor the Overpowering Emotion hook and, most importantly, learn to apply it to YOUR writing.

Module 6
Mastering the Totally Unexpected Hook

This course is geared toward any writer of any age who wants to improve their understanding and application of how to use the Totally Unexpected hook. All of the examples are new and not included in the Writing Active Hooks books. Here’s a chance to learn from a fresh look at hooks.

Module 7
Build in the Humor Hook

In this course, you’ll learn: What the Humor hook is (and isn’t). How several published authors incorporate this hook. What could happen if these same authors didn’t use hooks. How other students took their work from okay to wow. How the Humor hook works in a variety of different genres. Where hooks MUST be on the page. And more!

Module 8
Creating the Unique Character Hook

In this course, you’ll learn: What the Unique Character hook is (and isn’t). How several published authors incorporate this hook. What could happen if these same authors didn’t use hooks. How other students took their work from okay to wow. How the Unique Character hook works in a variety of different genres. Where hooks MUST be on the page. And more!

Module 9
The Art of the Evocative Hook

Learn to understand and anchor the Evocative hook and, most importantly, learn to apply it to YOUR writing.
Each of the mini-sections of this workshop builds on the previous section, and is designed to teach you not only how to recognize the Evocative hook but how to start applying it right away to your work!
All of the examples are new and not included in the Writing Active Hooks books. Here’s a chance to learn from a fresh look at hooks.

Module 10
Using the Surprising or Shocking Dialogue Hook

In this course, you’ll learn, the intention of Hooks on the page regardless of what you write: What the Surprising or Shocking Dialogue hook is (and isn’t). How several published authors incorporate this hook. What could happen if these same authors didn’t use hooks. How other students took their work from okay to wow. How the Surprising or Shocking Dialogue hook works in a variety of different genres. Where hooks MUST be on the page. And more!

Bonus Module!
Understanding Where to Place Hooks

The module is divided into clear mini-lessons, and is designed to be absorbed and put into action immediately. I want you to really dive in to the correct placement of hooks for maximum effect. We begin with an introduction to Hooks in general before we narrow in on where to place hooks, including: The intention of Hooks on the page regardless of what you write, how several published authors place hooks, what could happen if these same authors didn’t use hooks, how other students took their work from okay to wow and how hooks are placed in a variety of different genres.

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