Summary and Info
Agents and editors agree: improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple. "Hooked" provides readers with a detailed understanding of what a beginning must include, (setup, backstory, the inciting incident, etc.); instruction on how to successfully develop the story problem; tips on how to correct common beginning mistakes; exclusive insider advice from agents; acquiring book editors, and journal editors; and much more.