How To Be A Successful Hooker

~ By Rita Henuber Hooker? Did you come to the blog thinking I was going to talk about a very old profession? If you did well….  HA! Made you look. You fell for my HOOK. I’m talking about hooks in your writing. Hooking a reader into your story. Grabbing them so hard and fast they can‘t put your book down. So what is a hook? Mary Buckham, in her lecture packet on Hooks and Pacing, says it best. “Hooks create an emotional response from a reader. Not just any emotional response but one that gets under your subconscious, raises a question and...

The Creativity Superpower

~ By Rita Henuber   Lately, in writers groups, there has been some discussion about keeping the joy in our writing. There are a bazillion answers to this. I think one is by indulging our other creative talents.  Yeaph. OTHER creative talents. Authors are very creative people. Think about all the other talents you have and how those creative outlets can nourish your writing.  Here are a few. Sewing. BTW I hear it’s coming back as a thing. Many Historical Romance authors make costumes.  Knitting and crocheting. Setting a proper table is now considered an...

Today’s Superpower is Curiosity

~ By Rita Henuber   Author’s professional curiosity is a huge subject on many levels. It begins with, can I write a book? Should I write a book? How do I write a book? Flash forward to a truckload of how do I promote and gain new reader questions. I believe an author’s personal curiosity keeps the joy in writing. It ignites the imagination and fuels the creativity tank. Curiosity isn’t just asking questions, it’s challenging yourself to come up with your own discoveries. Please. Please. When you do ask questions, don’t be an ask...

Writers are Superheroes

~ By Rita Henuber Writers are superheroes. Their superpowers are: Imagination, Curiosity, and Creativity. IMO, superpowers we all need to write our stories. This week, I’ll be sharing my thought s on each of these powers Today I’ll begin with: The Imagination Super Power In the top five questions authors are asked is: “Where do you get your stories?”  For a while when I was asked this I quickly said, “the Amazon story store.”  I mean, Amazon sells live ladybugs and rents goats, why not sell stories?  But alas, I had to stop because too many asked me for the...

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