Posted by: Karlene Conroy | April 1, 2014

Write Captivating Opening Pages that Grab Readers’ Attention

Offered through Writer’s Digest 

This webinar includes a 1,500 word critique!
Session Date:
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Starting Time: 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: $89.99

Instructor: Victoria Marini, agent for Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners. She represents both Adult and Young Adult fiction and non-fiction of varying sub-genres. She is actively acquiring. Her website: www.victoriamarini.com. 

Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all WD webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions. You will receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an e-mail that goes out one week after the live event. The answers to questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in this e-mail as well.

Strong opening pages are essential to getting your novel noticed by an agent. First pages often dictate whether an agent requests a manuscript or rejects the query, and first chapters can mean the difference between capturing and sustaining a readers’ attention or losing it entirely.

As an agent with Gelfman Schneider / ICM Partners, Victoria Marini has been selling Adult and Young Adult Fiction for years. She’ll share her first-hand knowledge of what she looks for in the opening pages of fiction, and what she lets go.

Learn how to create opening pages that capture attention, sustain interest, and ultimately compel readers to keep turning the pages. Develop authentic characters readers will care about, set pacing and plotting that will streamline your storytelling, and avoid the common mistakes that downgrade your craft.

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