Thursday, September 29, 2011
Episode 28 - Setting the Hook with David Sakmyster and R.P. Steeves
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This week, Alan and David discuss how to keep a reader interested from the start.
Alan is headed to Conflux and is working on writing for a gaming project.
David was interviewed on AllPulp.
Why do some books grab you from the start and others don't?
Start the story "as close to end as possible."
The importance of a strong "hook" in the age of the e-reader.
Purchasing based on samples.
Promo- Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing
Guests- David Sakymster and R.P. Steeves
The importance of setting in an engaging thriller.
How do our guests approach "hooking" the reader?
Prologues in thrillers.
Character development and secondary characters.
David's forthcoming screenplay project with David Golemon.
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And don't forget our weekly
awesome and sometimes inappropriate outtakes after the closing credits!