Hooked from the First Line: The Art of the Opening (with Joy Baglio) - ONLINE SESSION
The best writers establish authority immediately. It's that feeling you have as a reader when you know you're in capable, experienced hands. The result? You, the reader, are hooked! But how does a writer establish authority? What do successful beginnings have in common? In what different ways can a reader be hooked? In this online session, we'll look at a range of different openings with an eye towards how they establish authority from the first line. In addition to discussing the many different strategies for successful beginnings, we'll try our hands at writing a few opening lines of our own.
WHEN: Saturday, May 24 (6 - 8pm)
WHERE: Online via Zoom video conference
ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email. All online instructors will log on to the video conference 20 minutes before the start of the session, to help anyone with technical issues, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with this new format, though when the session begins, we will not be able to assist with technical difficulties.