How to Begin Your Story

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

How to Begin Your Story
(part of the Everything Your Need to Write a Beautiful Story series)

The first page is the most important page in your book. Agents, editors, and potential readers all judge a book by its first page. But there are many decisions that must be made before that first line is written, and those decisions have the power to make or break your story.

In this workshop we will look at critical questions, such as point of view. We will make sure you understand the concept of narrative tension that must be present on that first page. And we will lay down some basic rules that a writer must never forget, such as:

  • How to Begin

  • Asking the Right Questions

  • What is Voice?

  • Narrative Arc

  • Narrative Tension

  • Writing Rules to Live By

Get your story off on the right foot and avoid massive rewrites by understanding the power of the first page.

This is an online event
This event happens online, meaning that you will login to view it from wherever you are. Simple instructions on how to access the live workshop will be emailed to you after you register. You will be able to ask questions to the instructor during the event. A recording of the presentation will be available for one week after the workshop date.

About the Instructor

Alison Taylor-Brown, Director of the Village Writing School, teaches everything (and more) that she learned getting an MFA in Fiction. This series is appropriate for those new to writing and for experienced writers who want to review the many complex aspects of their chosen craft.

Event Location

Online webinar


Event Fees:

Cost Per Person $ 25.00

Registration is closed for this event.

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