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Fierce First Pages: What You Need to Grab a Reader's Attention with Dorian Cirrone In-Person

Saturday, May 1, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

About the Event

With so much media available these days, hooking an agent, editor, or reader right from the start is more important than ever. In this workshop, we'll look at several elements your first couple of pages should have -- and a bit of what they shouldn't have. We'll study how successful authors use mystery, conflict, emotion, humor, and more to make readers flip to the next page. Have your own first pages on hand so you can try one or two of these techniques to make your beginning shine even brighter.


Dorian Cirrone is the author of five books and several short stories and poems. Her most recent novel, The First Last Day, won the Florida Book Award's Gold Medal, was on Bank Street College's Best Books List, and has been translated into Azerbaijani, Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian. Her young adult novel, Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You, was named an American Library Association Popular Paperback and was on the Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Fiction and the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age list. She is the former Co-Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Florida Region and has taught writing on the university level and at many workshops throughout the state. Visit Dorian at doriancirrone.com for more information about her books.


This workshop is on Zoom and registration is required. Please click here to register.


The Video is Available for on-demand viewing May 2- May 14.



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