Your First and Last Chapter with Elizabeth Spaur

Craft Your First and Last Chapter with Elizabeth Spaur

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Your best marketing tool is your books and their hooks. Everyone always talks about a saggy middle. But what if your reader never gets there? Even worse, what if your reader gets to the end and doesn’t want to read anything else you’ve written? Your first chapter gets your reader to read the rest of your book. Your last chapter makes your reader want to pick up your next one. Even better, they want to pick up your entire backlist.

In mini-intensive we look at how to hook your readers with the first chapter and turn them into fans by the last one.
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Elizabeth Spaur
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2022 SavvyAuthorsWriterCon: Year of Achievement!
Start date
Sep 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Sep 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM
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Sep 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM
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Latest reviews

Just what I needed to know as I am rewriting my first chapter a bunch of times in revision. Now, I have a better idea on why, how and what I need to do as I revise and write other wip's. Thank you for for sharing your knowledge.
Elizabeth's class on First and Last Chapters helped me with both and I better understand the importance of their connection. She also gave me a way to offer breadcrumbs in my last chapter to make it a series if I so desire. Thanks, Elizabeth.
Thanks for all the great information. I love to have it in a form where I can re-read, review, highlight and really understand the nuances. Appreciate you sharing your expertise.
Wonderful information! I always struggle with the first and last chapter because as a reader I understand that the first chapter makes me read the book and the last chapter determines if I lock the author as a new author on my list to look for with new releases. Thank you for all the great info!
The information was really detailed and informative but it would have been super to have a workshop type forum where we could share our first and last pages, for example, and comment on them as a group, since it wasn't a massive group this might have worked well if it were instructor led.
Elizabeth provided a wealth of information and some great answers to questions. I definitely would recommend her classes,