Roaring off the page: Writing First Chapters and Pages

John Mark Powell, PEAR

Monday & Tuesday, April 29 & 30


Heinen Design Lab

$100, $75 mbrs.

Novels and stories are remarkably different forms but both rely on strong openings that establish stakes and expectations. In this workshop we will focus on crafting openings of both novels and stories, asking along the way: How do you hook a reader while not giving away too much? How do you quickly establish characters and atmosphere? And what are the key differences between the first pages of a short story versus the first pages of a novel?

sponsored by Zintsmaster & Team