The worst workshop I ever took by Leslie Dow

I took a workshop a few years back given by a very famous person in the writing industry. He had been one of the forces behind some of the most successful books in recent years. His track record was truly astounding. No, really it was. His workshop sucked eggs. And I...

Nail that First Line with Laura Drake

I’m going to be teaching a two week course here at Savvy Authors in August about Beginning Pages, so I’ve been thinking a lot about first lines. Stephen King had something to say about the magnitude of a novel’s first line. “An opening line should invite the reader to...