The opening of your story or novel has a huge list of responsibilities. The
opening is the first impression—for agents, for editors, and for readers. The opening must create a story promise and
pull the reader into the story world. It sets events in motion and establishes a mood and tone. We meet a voice and sense
the story’s purpose…and decide whether or not to keep reading. This intensive two-hour class will offer tips
to hone an opening, as well as warn you of traps and pitfalls to avoid. We’ll look at plenty of published samples. You
don’t need to have a completed draft or even a polished opening to benefit, but bring your first page if you have one.
LOCATION: The Booksellers at Austin Landing (meet in the café area), 3649 Rigby Rd, Miamisburg, OH