July 1-31, 2019
Time to plan your summer commitment to improving your craft and getting that book written. How can you grab readers, agents, and editors from the first page? Learn how this July.
Novel Beginnings – The first fifty pages of a novel can be the difference between readers continuing your story or putting it down. In this class, we’ll explore the importance of hooking your reader. Details include introducing your characters and the story problem, and incorporating the necessary information that propels the novel forward. Deanna will use examples from novels with great beginnings and share the key elements of storytelling. Students will also be asked to write important scenes that will enhance their story.
Instructor Bio: DEANNA R. ADAMS is the author of both fiction and nonfiction works. Nonfiction works include Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection, Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl, and The Writer’s GPS: A Guide to Writing & Selling Your Book. Novels are Peggy Sue Got Pregnant: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story, and Scoundrels & Dreamers. Deanna is also the “Book Whisperer” at the Cuyahoga County Library’s Writers Center, and director of writers’ conferences and retreats. See www.deannaadams.comShare this: