Saturday, March 14, 2009

Class: Power Openings: How to Grab and Hold 'Em From Page One

Class: Power Openings: How to Grab and Hold 'Em From Page One
Instructor: Kris Kennedy
Dates: March 16-30, 2009
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2009
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
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Powerful Openings: How to Grab and Hold ‘Em From Page One
This workshop covers key components in crafting compelling and riveting openings. We’ll look at the first page as ‘opener,’ the first 2-3 pages as ‘opener,’ and the first 50 pages as ‘opener, and will discuss overarching concepts as well as specific strategies for engaging the reader.
From doing the unexpected to engaging the reader’s emotions to raising questions, we’ll cover a variety of techniques that can help you craft powerful, readable openings, the kind that make readers want to keep turning pages.
Active participation is encouraged in this 2 week course, and we plan to have a lot of fun. We’ll practice the strategies we're learning on our own works, and use real-life examples from published books to explore what works, what doesn’t and why.
Instructor Bio
Kris Kennedy is a wife, mom, psychotherapist and romance author, is a double Golden Heart finalist in 2008. Both of those manuscripts have sold—the first, THE CONQUEROR a hot, sweeping medieval romance, is due out May, 2009. The winning Golden Heart manuscript, WANTING FINIAN, will be out Spring, 2010. Come visit her website at or email her at

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