Lighthouse North: How to Hook a Reader in Your First Ten Pages

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This craft class is a part of Lighthouse North Writers Fest. You must register here for the festival to attend. Within one business day of your registration for the festival, a member of our staff will email you with registration instructions for individual craft classes.

It doesn’t matter how good your book is overall if your first ten pages don’t hook a reader effectively. Most agents request the first few pages to see if they want to read the rest of the book. Readers standing in a bookstore or on Amazon will often give the opening a try to decide if they want to buy your book. In this class, we'll discuss concrete ways you can ensure readers have to read your book by employing Jerome Stern’s concept of position changes, effective crumb-dropping, identifying your inciting incident, and what to do with that backstory. This class is open to fiction and memoir writers.

Instructor: Rachel Weaver Learn More


Feb 29, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm