On Thursday, May 16th, we will have a special guest offering a workshop on first pages.
Jodie Renner, a highly in-demand freelance editor, specializing in thrillers and other fast-paced fiction, as well as historical fiction and YA, will be presenting the “12 Don’ts for Your Opening”, on how to write a compelling opening that will engage readers right from the first words. Everyone is invited to bring the first page of a WIP. If there’s time there will be a brief Q&A session.
Jodie has agreed to discuss a few first pages. She will accept the first page in advance and choose a few to critique anonymously at the meeting, changing the names and locale. If anyone is interested in this, please email your first page to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to bring your copies in and give them to her at the beginning of the meeting.