Presenter: Tina Tocco
Dec 5 - 23, 2022
(Free for General Members)
Opening paragraphs can be one of the most important — and most challenging — parts of any story. Even if writers have the perfect details swimming in their brains, what’s the best way to kickstart those first lines (and keep readers reading)? Action? Dialogue? A question?
In this 2-week workshop, we’ll examine a variety of story openings and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Then, you’ll revise your opening paragraphs multiple times, exploring what works best for your work in progress. You’ll post your assignments during both weeks, giving and receiving feedback, and are encouraged to share your writing process.
By the end of this workshop, you’ll have at least two distinctly new versions of your original story opening, plus a greater understanding of how different styles for different projects can benefit your writing.
By the end of this workshop, students will have at least two distinctly new versions of their original story opening, plus a greater understanding of how different styles for different projects can benefit their writing.