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Types of Hooks to Captivate Readers

A hook is an opening sentence used to attract the reader’s attention so that they’ll continue to read on. In fact, there are variations of hooks used to captivate readers. Check out these five types! Introducing a Metaphor or Simile: The first type is one of metaphor and/or similes. This style engages readers by comparing…

BORN OF DEATH

© 2014 JALISSA PASTORIUS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Discovering you’re the daughter of death is just one of many unscrupulous unruly things plaguing this teenage angst filled girl. Add navigating through a new fantastical world of darklings with the tremendous weight of royal shenanigans crushing your entrails into burnt dusty little invisible particles, makes for interesting…

Writing Tips

Quick Editing Tips

Check out these quick five tips to improve your writing! 1.Look for a passive voice A lot of times when writing, it’s easy to slip into the past-progressive form of writing. I.e. ‘Was’ + Verb-ing This form makes writing clunky and disrupts the flow. Avoiding wordy writing creates an active voice. This allows our writing…