How To Hook A Reader From Page One with Samuel Burr


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We only get one shot at making a first impression.

From catching the eye of a literary agent to securing a sale from a potential reader, let us help you make your opener great!

Novel openings are some of the hardest things to get right and one of the most important things to master, but we’ve got your back. In this workshop, Samuel Burr, author of The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, will discuss introducing characters (without info dumping), setting the tone and selling your voice in those crucial opening pages.

Who You Are

  • A writer with a draft who wants to make sure they’re nailing it before sending it out
  • A writer who wants to get deeper into the craft
  • A writer who’s stuck rewriting the same opener again and again and needs some help to move forward

What You’ll Get

An hour long interactive workshop with this year’s hotest debut author (and WHQer!) to help you hook your readers in and make that opening as strong as it can be.

What You’ll Learn

  • Starting strong with scene setting and irresistable inciting incidents
  • How to introduce characters without info dumping
  • Nailing and selling your tone and voice

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