Blastoff Beginnings: Writing Opening Chapters That Take Readers along for the Ride w/ Angela Knight

Craft Blastoff Beginnings: Writing Opening Chapters That Take Readers along for the Ride w/ Angela Knight

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Characters, Description/Setting, Editing, Dialogue, Structure, GMC, POV, Voice, Worldbuilding, Writer's Life
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In this month-long online class, New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight discusses how to write a beginning that will have readers clicking the BUY button.

Knight examines the elements that engage the reader’s curiosity and make her care about your characters. She will explain how to design and execute a fantastic story that will land you on your readers’ auto-buy lists.

Note: this is a brand-new class Angela has not presented before.
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Lessons in this month-long online class will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students may email scenes to Angela for a critique and suggestions. This won’t be shared with the class.
  • Introduction — why the first chapter matters
  • What every story’s beginning must do to engage the reader
  • Building your book’s conflict launchpad
  • Internal conflict without navel-gazing
  • Romantic conflict for smart characters
  • External conflict without wimps
  • Make me care
  • Brainstorming the perfect scene to introduce your hero or heroine
  • First lines and first pages
  • The heroic couple’s first scene together
  • The villain’s first scene
  • Plotting your course
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