How To Write A Good Hook For An Essay

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What was the last essay you’ve read? Can you remember how the beginning made you want to keep reading? 

Every unforgettable essay needs an effective hook at the beginning. Otherwise, readers will stop at the first few sentences and won’t bother to read the rest.

Catchy hooks give us a reason to keep reading. 

And once you know  how to write a good hook, you’re well on your way to earning a good living with your writing

Keep reading to learn what you need to know.

What Is a Hook in Writing?

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The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Fantasy Novel

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You just finished reading a fantasy series that has left you reeling.

You’re satisfied with the way things turned out, but the thought of saying goodbye to those characters just hurts.

You want to keep the magic going.

So now you’re looking for the best guide on how to write a fantasy novel — because you want to be the kind of writer who can work that kind of magic.

Who knew fantasy fiction could be so transformative?

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How To Write A Profitable, Life-Changing Self-Help Book

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You feel it when you see others struggling as you have — the burden of knowledge and experience that could benefit them.

And the frustration of keeping that buried treasure to yourself is worse than the challenge of becoming an author.

You’re just not quite sure how to write a self-help book of your own.

But you’re ready to learn.

Writers and helping professionals often have a deep well of reflection and experience to draw from. And when we’ve benefited from books others have written, who can blame us for wanting to pay it forward?

There are thousands of readers who are hungry for the inspiration, motivation, and strategies you can offer them.

The self-improvement book industry is “an $800 million market that’s growing 6% per year,” according to Market Research.com.

I love this genre so much, I’ve authored over two dozen self-help books — several that were bestsellers, and one that became a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

And the best way to get the same results with your book idea is to follow the steps laid out in this post.

(SIDEBAR: If you’d like to learn our strategies for writing a bestselling book, then I suggest downloading our FREE CHECKLIST, which is the exact 46-point guide we’ve used to sell one million copies of our books.

How to Write a Self-Help Book

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33 Poetry Publishers Who Can Publish Your Poetry Book

Poetry Publishers

If you’re new to working with poetry publishers, and you’d like to publish a book of your own, you need to know your options.

Different poetry publishers are looking for different styles and flavors of poetry.

If you write rhyming couplets, you probably won’t get the best results from a press that has only published free verse.

And if you don’t like the poetry a press has published, chances are, they’re not the press for you.

So, where do you find the best poetry publishers for your book?

33 Poetry Publishers You Should Consider

For this post, we’ve curated a list of 33 legit poetry publishers who will give your book its best chance on the market.

Not all of them have a budget for advance payments, but they may do more to get your book noticed — which increases the likelihood of sales (i.e., royalty payments).

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7 Best Proofreading Software Programs For Writers In 2020

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You just found a mistake in something you’ve published — something you swore you’d double-, triple-, and even quadruple-checked. And it hurts.  But aside from your own careful self-editing (eyes on the page), what tools can help you eliminate those errors in the next piece of writing you put out there? Or, in other words, … Read more

The Ultimate List Of Literary Devices

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You know what a metaphor is. But when someone asks you, “What literary devices do you use the most in your writing?” you’re not sure how to answer. 

What exactly is a literary device, anyway? And what if you’re using one and don’t even realize it? 

Because it happens. You pick things up when reading other people’s stories, and before you know it, you’re using them in your own. 

But which of those are literary devices, and which are just stylistic preferences? 

Welcome to our literary devices list, which can help you identify each one by name and understand how to use it.

Literary Devices List 

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99 Quotes About Creativity To Inspire Your Writing

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As a writer, you know the importance of creativity. It’s what keeps your brain alive and opens it to new possibilities. It leads you into the world beyond your limited experience. But it doesn’t get far without curiosity. When you’re curious about something, you take action to learn more about it. You test limits and … Read more