• OCTOBER 17-20, 2024


Why the First 10 Pages Are Critical and How to Get Them Right

The first 10 pages of manuscript are crucial for capturing the reader's attention and setting the tone for your story. In this workshop, we will start with a brief introduction to the importance of a strong opening. Then, we will dive into the key elements of an engaging opening, including hooks, character introductions, and scene setting. We will analyze successful examples from various genres and discuss why these beginnings work. After each analysis, a guided writing exercise will allow participants to apply what you've learned. We will also have peer reviews to receive feedback on work and learn from others. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a solid draft of their opening and a clear understanding of how to create an irresistible start to their story, giving them the confidence to captivate readers from the very beginning.


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