Smooth seas make poor sailors – Nautical proverb. You have a great story idea. You believe it is off to a good start. You even know how it ends, and then, to carry the nautical theme further --- your ship runs aground. You’re stuck. This workshop will focus on not only making sure you catch the reader's attention in the first three pages, but how to hold them until the end. Learn the fourteen rules to holding a reader’s attention and building suspense through in-class writing exercises.
The First Three Pages: Building Suspense