“Opening Pages in Fiction” with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
May 7 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT$49.00 – $109.00
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$109 for Non-Members
All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.
“Today, first sentences and first paragraphs of any writing are increasingly important for arousing the restless reader,” wrote Francine Prose in “Reading Like a Writer.”
In this class, we’ll discuss the importance of openings in fiction, dissecting some of the most indelible first pages of fiction ever published and discussing strategies to write compelling first lines and sections that will capture the reader’s attention. With the use of published examples of memorable first lines and paragraphs, we will understand how the best openings in fiction manage to excite the reader’s curiosity, introduce a setting and lend resonance to the story.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re writing a novel or short stories.
- You want to learn what makes a memorable opening.
- You’re struggling with finding your footing in a story or novel.
- You’re not sure if the opening for a story or novel is the right one.
The deadline to register for this class is Friday, May 6 at 5:00 PM CDT.
To learn more about the instructor and what you’ll get out of this class, read Antonio’s interview with us here.
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