First 50 Pages

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Start Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
End Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Is your story opening fierce enough to grab the attention of readers, editors, or agents?  Do you have difficulty juggling voice, character, premise, setting, dialogue, conflict, point of view, style, and theme and blend them together seamlessly for a gripping beginning?  In this writing workshop, we will examine your story idea by deconstructing the first page, evaluating your scene structure, break down your first act into story beats, and make sure your first fifty pages are fueled with enough narrative thrust to keep up the pace and enough emotional depth to get readers to care about what happens to your characters.  Workshop structure will involve peer feedback on your first fifty pages.  A private Facebook group will be available for additional support between classes.  Writers must have a complete manuscript, and they must be prepared to revise.  Kate Johnson is an author and story coach.  You can find out more at her website: katejohnstonauthor.com.

Mondays, McConnell Center Room 208B

Taught by:

Kate Johnston

A published author, professional writing coach, freelance writer and editor.   This summer she won first place in Riverrun Bookstore's short story contest and her story "Shattered," is published in the anthology Compass Points: Stories from Seacoast Authors. She was chosen to contribute an essay for Wolf Warriors, a pro-wolf anthology, published in 2014.  In 2011, her short story "Treasures" won first place and is published in The Greensilk Journal.  She has written a non-fiction ebook series based on her popular blog post series "Writer...Uninterrupted."  The first book of the series, Handbook for the Emergin Writer, was published in July 2015, and is the foundation for this particular class.

McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
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