Monday, June 6, 2011

Addendum to the Hook Thanks to Mark O'Bannon

Just came upon another really interesting idea for your story's hook.

Hook your audience by introducing an element of mystery into the opening of your story.

I read about this in author Mark O'Bannon's free e-book, entitled How to Tell a Story, which you can find on his website, www.BetterStorytelling.net.

This book is very simple, only 31 pages. But I actually use it a lot to help me plot out my stories.

Perhaps because it is so simple, it helps one cut to the chase and plot out a simple method to tell your story, instead of a convoluted one.

O'Bannon bases his storytelling techniques on his years of study of story structure as well as on John Truby's methods.

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