Hook, Line and Sinker

#writetip I guess I’ve been fishing a lot lately, but Hook, Line and Sinker made me think about how I review scenes.

How about: Hook, Tension, and Point of Scene?

These are three useful things to ask yourself after writing a scene. I write thriller/mystery novels, so the pace has keep moving.

If the scene doesn’t have a hook early on, why would anyone keep reading?

If there is no tension, why would anyone keep reading?

If you can’t state the point of the scene, why did you write it?

As usual, only my opinion . . .


4 thoughts on “Hook, Line and Sinker

  1. This is awesome!
    I can absolutely picture that taut fishing line as the conflict between the character and what the character hopes to achieve, and the point of the scene being the fish that comes flying out of the water when the scene is over.
    The hook being, of course, what my poor character hopes to find by entering the scene.

    I think this one is going to be kicking around in my brain for a while. Nice analogy!


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