August 13-16, 2020
New York City

The 5 Insider Secrets to Show-Stopping Novel Beginnings

You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication?

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. In this workshop, she will walk you through a straightforward system to pace your opening in a way that makes agents sit up and pay attention–and better yet request a full manuscript.

She will cover important topics such as:

  • How and when should you use backstory?
  • Where is the best point in the narrative to start?
  • What are the biggest mistakes to avoid in your novel opening?

You’ll walk away with a bucket load of information and resources to keep and put to action, so you can cross “Become an Author” off your bucket list.

SESSION LEVEL
All Levels