October 20 – 23, 2022

Pasadena, CA

How to Write an Opening That Pulls the Reader in

In this session, we will delve into the elements that make a great opening to your story or novel. We will analyze examples of acclaimed first lines and opening paragraphs in books and short stories. We will explore the elements of what makes a standout first line and how to craft one for your particular WIP. Writers will leave the session armed with the tools for writing a great opening that lures readers in.