… ‘hooks’, ‘plants’ and ‘book-end closures’ for Writers…

Seumas Gallacher

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…when that remarkable publication, The Readers Digest, was in circulation years ago, it not only had well-written stories and articles, but also a generous smattering of half-page fillers, and bottom-of-page-enders, one of which I found of constant interest, called ‘A Guide To More Picturesque Speech’… this was replete with examples of words and phrases to brighten up yer vocabulary and yer writing if yeez were scribblers… if yeez broaden that concept to yer own writing masterpieces, the ability to make yer WURK more interesting lends it that extra bit of literary polish… here’s where this ol’ Jurassic has discovered (almost by accident, I must confess) that these ’hooks’, ‘plants’and ‘book-end closures’  come into play for Writers… the ‘hook’ is a simple device which teases the reader into exploring further…

hooks

…sum’times getting readers past page one can be a major issue for some authors… but a

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