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ComicLab Podcast: Setting an Emotional Hook

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:40 AM

EPISODE SUMMARY

We've discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action isn't going to do the trick alone. You need to set an emotional hook. We'll talk about how to do that today.

EPISODE NOTES

Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! As a follow-up to our conversation about writing a strong beginning to your story, we've discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action, action and more action isn't going to do the trick alone. So today we're talking about another aspect of a a strong opening — setting an emotional hook!

Questions asked and topics covered...

  • Setting an emotional hook
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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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