University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Workshop: Your Opening Scene


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.


Panelist
Nancy Kress

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....

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Books:
If Tomorrow Comes
Nancy Kress
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
March 2018
ISBN 9780765390325
Hardcover, 336 pages
$27.99, INSTOCK
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Nancy Kress returns with If Tomorrow Comes, the sequel of Tomorrow's Kin, part of an all-new hard science fiction trilogy based on a Nebula Award-winning novella Ten years after the Aliens left Earth, humanity succeeds in building a ship, Friendship, to follow them home to Kindred. More/less

Tomorrow's Kin
Nancy Kress
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
February 2018
ISBN 9780765390301
Paperback, 368 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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Tomorrow's Kin is the first volume in a hard science fiction trilogy by Nancy Kress based on the Nebula Award-winning Yesterday's Kin. More/less

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