Hunting The Elusive Hook

05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015

What is a hook and how can I use it? Whether you’ve never heard of hooks or have been writing hooks for years, this workshop will take you through the whole gamut of ways to write hooks and use them effectively. Participants will learn how to evaluate and create hooks for all kinds of uses in their writing, with a focus on hooking readers in the crucial story opening. The workshop will go beyond the opening hook, showing ways to hook readers throughout an entire novel. The workshop with cover ways to generate book titles, make the reader care about what happens next in every scene, build tension and micro-tension with internal hooks and tie up hooks in a satisfying way. Includes lessons on hooks for queries and pitches. Practical exercises and personalized feedback for every participant means you’ll be able to put your new knowledge right to work.

About the Presenter, Kat Duncan:

Kat Duncan is a creation extremist who is doing her best to identify human creativity and free it from captivity, one student at a time. As a young child, Kat once tried to confess the telling of her stories to her parish priest because she thought they fit the definition the nuns gave for telling a lie. With her lies fully sanctioned and blessed by church authorities, Kat writes stories to entertain and enlighten. She is a Fulbright Scholar who spent a year in West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Kat has a master’s degree in education and over a dozen years of experience teaching students from elementary through college and beyond. Her stories span a range from realistic historicals to quirky suspense. Visit her at:

Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

This workshop has already finished.