Jul 18, 2012

Hangers and Where do you get your books

Today is the second part of the Hookers and Hangers blogfest hosted by the lovely ladies over at FFF
Here's what I know, hangers are lots harder to just slap down than hookers because sometimes they don't make sense by themselves.  Either that, or I don't write them well enough :)  Either way, I'm sticking with what I did day one and just giving one.(Narrator is dead...probably some info that would help).

I realized I was not hearing their conversations.
 I was hearing their thoughts.

On a different note, I have been trying to follow my own advice from a blog post I wrote yesterday and read more of the genre that I write.  I'm really loving it, but as I have been building a to read list, I got thinking about the how of writer's reading.

So, just a quick participatory question for you...

Where do you get the books that you read (library, buy, borrow from friends)?  Which do you think is easier - writing a hook or writing a hanger?


24 comments :

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I get books from libraries, friends, Barnes & Noble (on my Nook) and I order books from Amazon, too. :)
Love your hanger! I'd have to read the next chapter. :)
For me hookers are harder. I always have a hard time with the very first sentence.

Lisa Regan said...

That was awesome. Totally chilling. Makes me want to check this book out! I get the books I read from word of mouth (friends and family), from visiting my fellow bloggers' sites and also from Amazon recommendations. I rely a lot--probably most of all--on Amazon reviews to decide what to actually purchase.

Kyra Lennon said...

Excellent hanger!

I pretty much buy all my books on Kindle, and occasionally from book stores. :D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the hanger you have here!

Writing a hanger is easier than writing a book, and I get my books from the library, new and used bookstores, amazon.com, my friends and family . . .not necessarily in that order.

Michelle Gregory said...

great line!

Emily R. King said...

Nice last line, especially because the dude is dead. But even without you saying that, I found it intriguing.

I find hangers to be kinda lame sometimes. I don't like being pushed to read on. If I like the characters and the story I will, regardless of how a chapter ends.

Tara Tyler said...

what a revelation! bet the story is great from that perspective!

Jeannette said...

That's a pretty huge thing to realize! I think the library is awesome for getting books that I want to check out in my genre (librarians ROCK for recommendations), but I buy my fair share for my ereader as well... those gadgets make it too easy to spend money on books!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I get books from everywhere. Lots from the library, borrow, and buy. Most I buy are now ebooks.

Nancy Thompson said...

Just one, but it's awesome!

Cristina said...

oh I really like it, leaves me wanting to know more.

J. A. Bennett said...

I like your hanger, gave me chills. I get most of my books from the library either the online one or the one in my neighborhood. But all too often there are those sequels I just can't wait for, so I buy them. Usually people come to me to borrow books, and rarely do I borrow from anyone else. That was a mouthful, have a great day!

deathwriter said...

Hooker are easy. WEll, duh:) Never thought much about hangers. Hmmm. I get most of my books I own from the Goodwill and from the library sale shelf. I am not able to buy many books at full price, so I check out a lot of books from the library.

1000th.monkey said...

Ha! Nice hanger :)

I have a *thing* about books lent/borrowed, so I either buy new books or books on my Kindle :)

I don't find hooks/hangers are much harder than writing any other line, but then again, since I only split up the story into chapters after the first draft is written (and even then, chapters aren't set in stone), I don't think much about chapter hooks/hangers 'cause I try to make sure every scene has a good hook/hanger

Krista McLaughlin said...

Wonderful hanger!

I usually buy my books on Amazon since I have a Kindle, but I've been known to pick up a book at Target.

Rachel Frost said...

I get most of my books from the library. I don't usually buy books unless I've already read them and love them (which is funny because I usually only read books once...)

Anyway, your hanger is mega-awesome. Even without knowing the narrator is dead, it still packs a punch.

I think neither hangers nor hooks comes naturally to me. I still have that childlike urge to start the chapter with waking up and end with going to sleep.

Hope Roberson said...

Two lines and you got me! Super! I mostly check out from the library. And I think hookers are easier for me :)

Leigh Covington said...

I love to buy my own books. One of my dreams is to have a library of my own. :) Yet... the only people I like to let read my books are my kids. Everyone else looses them and it makes me so mad!

Also... just depends on the chapter. Sometimes the hook comes easy. Other times it's the hanger. :)

Jenny Morris said...

Love your hanger! And I think they can both be equally as hard. The hook to peak their interest and the hanger you want them begging for more.

And for financial reasons I get most of my books from the library. I read A LOT. LOL. But if I "know" the author then I will buy the book.

Deana said...

You know it's a hanger when you hear the "dun dun dun" music in your head after you read it. You did that for me, Tasha:)

As for books, I mainly get them from the library, borrowing from my moms endless stash and Kindle. Basically anyway I can...

Cassie Mae said...

I so want to read this book of yours! And you only show me one hanger, agh! You're killing me! :D

I get my books from the library most of the time. Or amazon, depending on if I just won a gift card or not, lol.

Trisha said...

Nice hanger, for sure!

As for reading in your genre, my problem is that I write in many different genres ;) But it's a problem I don't mind having. :D

Ink in the Book said...

I know this blog hop was over days ago, but I'm still making my rounds to everyone's entries.

Such a chilling hanger! I would most definitely turn the page n this ending. No way could I stop before I read the next chapter. Awesome work:)

I do both! I borrow from friends and family and the library:) But I also have my own library at home.

I'm really not for sure, but I imagine I write hangers better than hookers and that's just my opinion!

Kelley Lynn said...

Ooo, I like that hanger.

Personally, I find writing the hooks easier. And you're right, the hangers tend not to make as much sense without a few sentences/paragraph leading up to it.

And I usually buy my books so I can get them on my Nook. I travel a lot and read when I work out so my Nook is one of my favorite things! :)