(Join us for our monthly discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.)
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library
in Green Valley Ranch across from The District)
Topic: “The Art and Anxiety of the First Page”
Join us for our monthly discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.
This month’s discussion will be moderated
by Greg Blake Miller of Olympian Creative.
To writers, “the first page” means two very different things—the first page we actually write, and the first page of the completed story. Both can provoke anxiety—the former is our entry into the story as writers (the anxiety of the blank page); the second is our reader’s entry into the world we’ve created (the anxiety of communication). At the Roundtable, we’ll discuss these dual points of entry, from the choice of narrative moments to the development of voice, and how the notion of “beginning” changes between the first words we write and the first words our readers read. We’ll finish the session with a discussion of the importance of the ultimate “first page” when sending out queries and story submissions.
Feel free to bring something that you are currently working on to share with the group if you like.
(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)
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