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Members Only Speculative Fiction First-Page Feedback

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INSTRUCTOR: HOLLY WALRATH
TIME: Sunday, October 6th, 3-6 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, October 1st: $20 for members. After Tuesday, October 1st: $35 for members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 8 Writers

Editors and agents often use the first page as a litmus test for the whole manuscript. The difference between acceptance and rejection is often found in the "first-page promise," the contract you make with a reader that your manuscript will deliver fascinating characters, a unique voice, a compelling problem, and all the genre elements that readers love. But how do you make sure the first page is up to snuff?

In this three-hour critique workshop, we'll embark on a fast, fun, and in-depth adventure into the fundamentals of craft essential to composing speculative stories that editors and agents want to publish. A professional editor will lead you and your fellow writers in critique, with the goal of crafting the thrilling opening lines, hooks, and first paragraphs that make your story stand out from the crowd. We'll cover four elements of the "first-page promise" and how to use them in your queries & submissions. Whether you're working on a speculative novel or short story, you'll get feedback on your work with a focus on improvement and revision.

Please bring nine printed copies of the first page (maximum 250 words, 12-pt font, double spaced) of your manuscript. It's okay if your submission ends mid-sentence and not at a natural stopping point. This workshop is specific to speculative genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.

NOTE: You must be a member of Writespace to register for this workshops. Please become a member here.


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