We all know that agents and editors frequently quit reading after the first couple of manuscript pages. Many submissions get tossed aside after the first paragraph or even the opening sentence. You can keep your manuscript from this fate by attending Doing Time with Sisters in Crime: Great Beginnings.
On Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Killer Nashville, four (4) Sisters in Crime experts, multi-published authors with combined decades of writing, publishing and teaching experience, will analyze effective opening paragraphs from crime fiction novels to see what makes them awe inspiring and helps them snare the reader.
There are techniques you can learn and emulate!
- we’ll critique your anonymously submitted first paragraphs, offering key suggestions for making them more compelling and virtually un-put-downable
- we’ll lay out specific strategies for beginning a series that will have “legs,” that will have room to grow and expand to six, ten, or twenty-six books
Finally, we’ll put it all on the table and discuss “Our Beginnings,” the varied ways we got our start in this biz, and answer (with complete candor!) any questions you might have
- Additionally, four names will be drawn at random during the afternoon and the winners will have their first three chapters critiqued by the instructors
The cost is only $55 for Sisters in Crime members, and $160 for non-members. (Since a year’s membership to Sisters in Crime is only $40, you might want to think about joining, if you’re not already a member, and save $65!)Register for Doing Time With Sisters in Crime: Great Beginnings Here (if you have already registered for Killer Nashville, you can register for just the Sisters in Crime Event by selecting the Add-On option in the conference registration drop drop down box.)