Writing Irresistible First Pages: Part I
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Writing Irresistible First Pages: Part I

Create engaging first novel pages that hook agents, publishers, and readers.
4.5 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
10 students enrolled
Created by Mary Kole
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Writing engaging first pages for fiction.
  • How to introduce backstory and other relevant details without bogging down your manuscript.
  • Crafting first pages that will hook agents, publishers, and readers.
  • The first class in a two-part series on first pages.
Requirements
  • A manuscript draft that you're working on, or,
  • A completed manuscript that you're submitting, or,
  • A book idea.
Description

There’s a lot of pressure on those opening novel pages. Here’s how to start your story in a compelling way, avoid common mistakes, and catch the attention of an agent or publisher in the slush. In this presentation, you will hear a wealth of information about how to write successful, eye-catching first pages. This course is geared to novel and memoir writers of all categories, from middle grade to fantasy. This is the first part of the two-part First Pages course.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginning to advanced fiction writers who want to hone their craft.
Course content
Expand all 5 lectures 45:43
+ Introduction
1 lecture 05:07

An introduction to using this class.

Preview 05:07
+ Writing Irresistible First Pages
3 lectures 21:15

Learn what your first pages are meant to accomplish for agents, publishers, and readers.

Preview 07:11

What your first pages need to accomplish in order to be as compelling as possible.

First Pages Elements to Include
06:44

What, and how, to put into your all-important first pages.

How to Introduce Your Key Elements
07:20
+ Bonus Video
1 lecture 19:21

Keeping your reader in mind will help you craft first pages.

What Readers Want
19:21