Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Hook Your Reader to Your Story – Jun ’24


Instructor: Kathy Otten
Class Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Type: Zoom
Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern
Duration:  apprx. 1 hour
USD Fee:  $10 for HHRW members / $15 for non-members

“We all know how important the opening line is for hooking your reader. In this workshop we’ll go beyond the opening line to look at ways to hook your reader throughout the entire story and keep them turning pages.

Hooks and Openings:
1. Prologues
2. Goals of the Opening
3. Great Beginnings
4. Opening Lines
5. End of Chapter Hooks
6. Paragraphs
7. Foreshadowing
8. Subtlety
9. Story Endings”

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About the Instructor:

Kathy is the published author of multiple historical romance novels and short stories. Her Civil War romance novel A Place in Your Heart was a 2016 RWA Northwest Houston Chapter, Lone Star Winner and her western novel Lost Hearts, was a 2008 Utah/Salt Lake RWA Hearts of the West finalist.Kathy has been writing and making up stories for as long as she can remember. Her first short story, Redemption of a Cavalier was published in 2006 and she has been moving forward ever since.

Her fifth novel is near completion and soon to be sent to her editor.
Recently, Kathy became a certified book coach helping clients bring their writing vision to life.
She also teaches classes on writing craft both on-line and in person at workshops and conferences.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys walking her German shepherd through the woods and fields near her home or curling up with a good book and her cat.

~ Kathy Otten


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