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Start Your Novel: Conquering the Freshman Fifteen (Pages!)

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INSTRUCTOR: Tex Thompson
TIME: Sunday, October 28th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, October 23rd: $85 for members, $100 for non-members; After Tuesday, October 23rd: $100 for members, $115 for non-members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Writespace at 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

Your first fifteen pages need to thrust the reader right into the action of the story. Oh, and also inspire an emotional connection to the character. While simultaneously providing just enough description to set the scene – without forgetting to plant some tantalizing questions to keep us turning the pages – and making the right promises about the story to come, too – and is there any way you could sneak some zesty dialogue in there while you’re at it?

If your head is spinning and the words are blurring – don’t worry. Set your poor anxiety-sodden manuscript aside (just for one day!) and join us for a fun, fearless first-chapter free-for-all. We’ll work together to dissect the opening scenes from contemporary bestsellers, comparing notes to discover what they have in common and where they diverge. Best of all, we'll explore how you, too, can launch your reader smoothly into your story-world. No stress, no shame, no surrender!





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