October 10, 2015 Robin will be giving a new workshop, Ready, Set, Go!: Creating a Compelling Beginning to your Novel at the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors.
Here’s the low-down.
You have three paragraphs to hook your reader, but a great hook is just the start of a great beginning. You also need a great first scene. In this practical, hands-on workshop, International Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist Robin Perini will discuss the key elements that make up a compelling opening. She’ll cover introducing backstory in an interesting way, setting the tone, creating drama, the structure of that first scene, word choice and much much more.
In addition, you’ll be provided an opportunity for direct feedback from his award-winning author. Submit your anonymous first three pages (double-spaced and no more than 750 words—and no names please) for Robin’s analysis. She’ll diagnose strengths and weaknesses and give advice to propel your writing to a higher level. (Please submit no later than 9/30/2015. Note: All submissions will receive comments, but not all will be included in the presentation).
This is a great opportunity to learn the skills that turned Robin Perini’s unpublished manuscripts into RT Top Pick and Seal of Excellence nominated fiction that Publishers Weekly calls “refresh(ing) romantic suspense” and RT Book Reviews calls “riveting … and remarkable.”