Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville, WA
First Pages Interactive Workshop
Are your first 250 words ready for a professional review? Are you stuck and looking for some help identifying the best start for your story? Bring the first page of your work-in-progress for this friendly, progress-focused interactive workshop led by author Holly Cupala and yours truly -- and leave with a stronger, better opening page!
This workshop will be POSITIVE, ANONYMOUS (for submitting writers) and CONSTRUCTIVE. Please consider taking advantage of this exciting FREE opportunity which is usually only available within expensive writing retreats and conferences. BE BRAVE!
Here's WHAT TO BRING:
ONE (1) copy of the FIRST PAGE of your work-in-progress, formatted as follows:
Text should be double-spaced
12 point, legible font such as Times New Roman or Courier
DO NOT PUT NAME, TITLE or other information on the page
Picture book texts are fine, simply adhere to above restrictions
HOW THE WORKSHOP WILL RUN:
Each page will be read aloud by a workshop leader.
This will be followed by professional feedback identifying the best sentence on the submitted page; the most enticing element of the page; element which may be distracting from the flow of the all-important story start; and strategies for making the page even stronger.
Pages will be discreetly returned at the end of the workshop.
We will try to get through as many pages as possible. If time allows, the workshop will conclude with some general discussion of key first page components and insights into the way agents and editors read them. If you submit your first page, you are GUARANTEED to leave this workshop excited to revise and empowered by what may be your first experience sharing your work with the professional writing world.