Workshop 9: The First Page

By Whistler Writers Festival (other events)

Saturday, October 13 2018 2:29 PM 4:30 PM

With Merilyn Simonds

2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $35

Browsing a bookstore, up to 40% of readers set aside a book after the first page. Agents and editors are just as tough. But the good news is, they all read the first page. Learn how to craft an opening that will plunge your readers irresistibly into your story. In this workshop, we’ll look at dozens of first lines, first paragraphs, and first pages in a variety of genres, analyzing how they achieve their effects and developing the tools to assess your own first page.