Monday, July 16, 2012

Where I talk about Hookers

Ah, but I don't mean those unfortunate ladies, hoping to make ends meet or to simply sell what only property they have - I'm talking about book hooks.  :) 





It's time for Hookers & Hangers - put on by the amazing ladies over at Falling for Fiction


I am very excited for this!  Today I will be sharing my five best hooks from NAMELESS.  Later this week, I'll be sharing my five best hangers!  Some of these really only make sense to me, but I'm hoping that they will get your attention. :)

 
Freedom was never worth the price that was paid. 

   The pressure was excruciating, as if a large animal was seated on Edom’s chest.  

       “Blinding me and forcing me to walk, yeah this is a great idea,” Mira said.

            They’d reach the capital in two days and it was the end of the line.  

                Edom spit the blood from his mouth as he knelt on the floor of the throne room.  
 


I did learn from this exercise that I'm better at hangers - it gives me something to improve on!  Which are you better at writing, hookers or hangers?

47 comments:

  1. You know, I wrote both of my posts too and I think I like my hangers more as well :) I really liked the third one, but of course I think the first one is awesome too :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! It's funny we both like our hangers more. :)

      It's ironic that you like the second one because I just added it during revisions this week and I really like it. :)

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  2. I think these were all great. #1 is intriguing because I want to know what the price was. #2 and #5 show great descriptions of physical distress, which immediately gets my attention. #3 shows great character, and #4 leaves me with a sense of foreboding. So yeah, these are all great in their own way. Excellent work! I would definitely keep reading after these!

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    1. Thanks Laura! :) I'm glad that you liked my hookers! :D

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  3. Your very first line sets a tone for the rest of your lines. Well done!

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  4. Such a good story! Edom is a fantastic character! Great voice and hookers :)

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    1. Thanks Hope!! :) He really is - though I might be a little biased.

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  5. I really like your first hook! It's super intriguing!

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    1. Thanks Kyra! It sets the tone for the whole book. :)

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  6. oh that first line is awesome!!!

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  7. I agree, that first line rocks! Great job, Krista!

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  8. Oh yes, I'm loving that first line.

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  9. Awesome! The first and the last lines have me particularly intrigued! I really want to know more! Great lines!

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    1. Thanks Leigh! :) I'm glad they peaked your interest!

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  10. Great voice, esp in 3, loved them all.

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    1. Just wanted to say thanks for your comment on mine, had an error and haven't been able to publish it :( but I appreciate it!!

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    2. Thanks Vik! Sorry that they comment wouldn't publish, but I'm glad you appreciate it. :)

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  11. Those are great! I love number one! Yeah, I didn't realize how much my hookers needed work till we did this bloghop!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It's funny how we didn't realize it, so I'm grateful for this bloghop! :)

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  12. I loved the last line. So funny how we all have different opinions :)

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  13. Love the first line and the name Edom. I like my hookers a little more than my hangers so i understand. I'm looking forward to your hangers now. ;0)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I love his name - it's probably my favorite character name. :D I loved your hookers! :)

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  14. I loved the bit of snark in that third line:) Great job!

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    1. Thanks Deana! She's a very snarky character. :D

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  15. The first line is incredibly powerful. Everywhere else the theme is "freedom above all", so I'm wondering what the terrible price could be.

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    1. Thanks Jeanette! :) It's definitely a terrible price.

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  16. serious intensity here! love the first! love them all!
    reminds me of game of thrones!

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    1. Thanks Tara!! :) I've not read Game of Thrones, but it is definitely on my "to read" list!

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  17. This is intense! So want to know what happens after the last one!

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    1. Thanks Kelley! :D I really like hearing that. :)

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  18. I like the philosophical #1 hooker :)

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  19. #1. It sets a very serious tone right off the bat.

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  20. Your opening is awesome because it tells me straight away this is going to be an intense story with loads of conflict. I'd have to find out more! They're all excellent, though.

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  21. They are all very intriguing hooks! Well done.

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  22. #3 and #5 sound awesome to me. As does the entire story. I'd read it now if I could:)

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  23. Great hooks - I think I like Mira's dialogue best of all. She (she, right?) sounds feisty!

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