How much space do you have to grab readers’ attention, or an editor's? About a page. So what do you put into that crucial first scene and what should wait until later? This workshop will explore the elements needed to create an opening that will keep them reading. Using examples, lecture, discussion, and brief writing exercises, we will explore the elements that create a first scene which accomplishes three goals: grips a reader’s interest, sets your story vividly, and lays the foundation for what will come. Assistive listening devices available.
|Where:||Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible) |
|When:||Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Signing area:||Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)|
|Genres:||Book / Movie Biz, Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror|
Nancy Kress had never planned on becoming a writer, but staying at home full-time with infants left her time to experiment. Her first novel, "The Prince of Morning Bells," appeared in 1981 from Pocket Books....