The Art of the Start
Beginnings are crucial; if the beginning of a story is weak chances are no one will ever get to the middle, let alone the end. How do you choose the right way to start? How do you craft a beginning that will keep the reader wanting more? This workshop combines critical reading with writing exercises to examine the importance of the opening sentence, opening paragraphs and opening chapters, unpicking what works and why. You Will Learn: the significance of a strong opening ways to approach writing your first chapter how to read critically and apply lessons to your own work how to capture a reader's attention in an opening sentence revising your opening as your manuscript changes
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