ieuan Jan 25, 2008
I'm not so sure we have to have the hooks that people demand, if you are writing a novel you have to take great care in getting everything based on what has already been stated, you must have that chronological order and factual order. It''s a lot of work. Then if you are writing short stories, yes, you have to have the hooks. Take my story, 'Charlotte,' it's very slow. I learned this from some other writer who showed me it doesn't all have to be action and hooks. For those with the patience to bear with the writer there is a reward, but the reward is only for those willing to read through mellow book, with quiet phrases and a developing character study.