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Write Hook Contest Winners

Entrants into the Write Hook writing contest submitted a 300-word hook which showcased their writing skills. A “Hook” is what grabs the reader and snares him into reading the rest of a book. 1,021 more words

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Writer's Craft: VILE VOICES: DESCRIBING HOW THE KILLER SPEAKS by Rayne Hall

When a dangerous or evil person talks, make their dialogue short and to the point. The tighter their speech, the more intelligent and threatening it becomes. 441 more words

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Writer's Craft: Cruel Claws: Describing the Killer's Hands by Rayne Hall

To increase suspense in a scene where a dangerous person is about to do something nasty, slow down the pace and describe their hands. This is perfect for when the evil overlord signs the ord… 27 more words

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Writer's Craft: Cruel Claws: Describing the Killer's Hands by Rayne Hall

To increase suspense in a scene where a dangerous person is about to do something nasty, slow down the pace and describe their hands. This is perfect for when the evil overlord signs the order to exterminate the children, or when the torturer readies his instruments. 423 more words

Contributor Article

Would your character really do something like that? Or, when not to listen to people in your writing circle.

Ever since I’ve started writing fiction and creative nonfiction, I’ve sought out feedback and critiques from readers and other writers alike. At the beginning, I used to take every comment to heart – almost no matter what it was – and at least… 362 more words

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