A Destination UntitledTown Event: How to Get an Editor to Read Past the First Page

First pages are like blind dates — a good first impression is everything and can be the deciding factor if the relationship goes any further. But don’t let that stop you from writing that first page—honing a great first page is all in the editing.

Author and editor Wendy Wimmer will show you what she looks for when selecting work and the kinds of hooks that grab a reader from the first paragraph — or even the first sentence — and keep them invested in reading on. She’ll give you an easy barometer to “Editor/Agent test” your first page and also reveal some of the opening page moves that novice (and advanced) writers commonly make but are nearly impossible to pull off. She’ll share real life examples of first pages from the publishing, classic and literary world, and give time to talk through your own first pages live.

This event will be presented via ZOOM. Register here.

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