Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hookers & Hangers BlogHop: Hangers

The Hookers and Hangers BlogHop continues with Hangers!

The lovely people at Falling For Fiction are hosting this BlogHop and do check that link out for more info and especially the links of all the ace people joining in.

I had a great time reading everyone's Hookers on Monday and have found awesome new friends to follow and hopefully new novels to be excited for when everyone gets them published ;)

My Hookers are here if you were interested and my hangers will be for the same novel set in the near future, where Devon aims to find out the truth about what happened to her missing, presumed dead brother.

Here are the final lines of the first five chapters: My Hangers!

1. But I sure as hell was going to find out.
2. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse.
3. All would soon be back to normal, whatever that was.
4.“Not the faintest.” I muttered. “That was my only idea.”
5. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but I wasn't going to let that little detail stop me.

This whole exercise has been so useful for seeing these in isolation and picking out weaknesses!
Would love to know what you think, good or ill: would you read on?

63 comments:

  1. Intriguing hangers, they'd certainly make me want to read the next chapter.

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  2. Very cool. I like the voice that comes through with your MC. I'd keep reading :)

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    1. Thank you, glad the voice is working ok!

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  3. I love number 5 the best! Intrigued by number 4 as well! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much, glad those are both working ok :)

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  4. these are great! especially like number 4, ha!

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  5. :-) I like those last two a lot. Amusing and intriguing at the same time.

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  6. Let me see . . . I think it's a toss up between 4 and 5 for me!

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    1. Interesting, glad those are both working out well for you!

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  7. Nice job! The last one is my favorite. :)

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    1. Thank you, I have added that one fairly recently so am happy it's working!

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  8. Great work! I like the last one the most! :D

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  9. You have a very strong voice. All of them are fab!

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    1. Glad the voice is working out, thank you for saying so.

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  10. great voice, and strong hangers!

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  11. Well check you out with all that voice! I love snarky, sassy characters! They are all great, but 1 and 5 are my faves :)

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    1. Thank you, love that she's coming across to you as she does in my head ;) Thanks for commenting!

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  12. Very intriguing. I especially love #5. Makes me want to know more!

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    1. Thank you, glad you'd want to know more.

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  13. I love the determination in #1, but I love the humour/voice in #'s 4&5

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    1. Thank you, glad her determination came over and that you like 4 and 5 ;)

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  14. Oh, so hard to pick a favorite. They're all so well-done. Maybe #2. Yeah, #2!

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  15. Love #5...I resemble that remark!

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  16. I want to know what the hell she was going to find out. :)

    They're all great!

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    1. Thank you, glad the cliffhanger is doing its job!

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  17. What a fun exercise! Makes me want to pull all of my Hookers and Hangers and examine them more closely. I especially loved #5.

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    1. It's been such a useful exercise I have to say, really makes me think about all of the hooks and hangs in my novel. Thank you for commenting!

      (I accidentally published this twice, oops, will delete the other one!)

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  19. Would I read on? Yes! These are all really great!

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    1. Thank you, that's v. good to hear!

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  20. Fun determination in this character! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, glad that's coming over! :)

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  21. I definitely like the last one! :)

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  22. I'm gonna go with 1 and 5 and I think yes, I would continue reading:)

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  24. I love these! I like the bluntness, you can tell it finishes the chapter well, and leads into the next one right away! Love it :)

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    1. Thank you, it's been so so useful doing this exercise I have to say - received a few comments on my Hookers which will make me look at them again ;)

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  25. You can totally tell my these hangers that this is a thriller/suspense kind of book. I love reading the kind of book where you are right along with the MC trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

    Great job and thanks for joining us. Glad you found some new friends.

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    1. I have absolutely loved doing this thank you for running it, it's been so useful. Glad the hangers seem 'thriller like'!

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  26. These are great - love the humour in them :) I'd totally read this!

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    1. Thank you, yay so happy to hear you'd read it, hurrah!

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  27. #5 is my fave by far. I can feel the determination as if it were my own.

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  28. Number 5 is the best in my opinion too - definitely makes me want to know what happens.

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  29. Hmmm... This sounds like me and writing:

    I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but I wasn't going to let that little detail stop me.

    HAHA. That's great!

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    1. LOL! True of us all! Thanks for commenting.

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  30. These are all great, you can tell there are big things happening in each chapter. I like number 4 a lot - so, what does someone do when they're out of options? I want to find out!

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    1. Thank you v. much so glad it works ok ;)

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Please comment, I'd love to know what you think! :)