Writing Tips

There are many ways to get writers hooked on a story early on.  One way is to foreshadow and hint at future trouble.  One way is to write a prologue.  A prologue is a chapter in the beginning that takes place before the story.  Another way is to surprise the reader.  Get the reader’s suspicions lured.  Someone shrieks, end of chapter.  Which brings up another matter – how can you end chapters so that the reader wants to continue?  End with a worry.  Most writers end their chapters with a worry or a cliffhanger.  Your character could be hanging from a cliff by the toes or her fingers.  One friend says something mean and the hurt friend says “I’ll get you for this!”.  Chapter ends.  The absolute worse happens – end of chapter.  But you only can get away with a few absolute worsts.  Have fun writing!

5 thoughts on “Writing Tips”

  1. Hi this this is millysmagicbookblog.com. I write all the posts on my blog. Something i forgot to write is another thing about starting a story with a hook. You need a good subject. Some classic topics are, an orphan on a train to a foreign place, a dog who thinks in speech. A modern day girl who gets transported into a magical world. If you think of anymore please tell me. Until my next post,

    Milly.

  2. Great tips, Milly! One thing that I use when writing stories at work is to always include a thought from the beginning of the story in the end of the story. It ties the story together for the reader. Keep up the great writing!

  3. Hi Milly! Thanks for answering my question about starting a book with a great hook. Have you read Rooftoppers? You might enjoy that one and it certainly has a great hook!

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