New Workshop Event for Fiction Authors to be Held Online

26 January, 2015

Fiction authors looking for the latest information on creating pages that readers can’t put down can register to attend Mary Buckham’s Power Up Your Page With Hooks scheduled for February 3, 2015.

Mary Buckham, USA Today Bestselling Author, will dissect the first page submitted by seven lucky writers, writing in a variety of genres, to show everyone how to analyze their own work, where to power up hooks on the page, and ways to improve that key first page for readers.

Hooks help guide the reader deeper and deeper into the book. They are road signs that intentionally entice and direct them to turn the page and keep reading. The intention of the first line of a book is to get the second line read. The intention of the second line is to compel the reader to read until the end of the first paragraph. The intention of the first paragraph is to get the first page read. The intention of the end of the first page is to get the reader to turn the page and keep going.

This event is for 

Writers looking to understand their craft and take their writing to the next level.

Any writer who want to fine tune their work.

Authors Tools is sponsoring this event, which will cover key issues such as:

Adding hooks – learn which hooks work best for each genre

Generate engaging opening page hooks – learn how to add hooks writing

Learn how to write and revise the opening sentence until it compels readers to keep reading 

The 5 most powerful hooks and where they matter on the page

Understand what  first page hooks work or don’t work

Creating killer first sentences 

Discover how to find out the most powerful hooks for every type  of writing

Full details on the event can be found on the company website at

When asked about the reasons behind creating this event, the host of the event, Mary Buckham said:

“Story tellers need to understand and embrace elements of their craft—characterization, plotting, point of view, dialogue and more—but if readers aren’t saying —’I couldn’t put it down’—what’s missing is a comprehensive understanding of the power of hooks.”

The Authors Tools website has full details about the sessions at this year’s event. Interested parties can visit the website at:

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