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First Pages: Seduce Your Readers from the Beginning (Including Agents & Editors), with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wherever you fire up your computer!


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NOTE:  You have to register TWICE: 

FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the webinar access information. Register even if you may not be able to attend "live," because we will email you the webinar recording.

4:00–5:30 PM (Eastern) / 1:00–2:30 PM (Pacific) // Check your time-zone HERE.

You’ve written a strong query and been asked to submit a synopsis and a certain number of pages and chapters. Or, you’ve decided to self-publish and, after hiring a copy editor and a proofreader, you’re ready to go to print.

BUT WAIT!  Will your first pages do their job—make your reader keep turning pages?  Will they sell your book or get you a rejection?

This webinar will focus on:
1.  Why your novel’s (or memoir’s) first pages are so important.
2.  What needs to be there (and what doesn’t).
3.  Opening scenes for different genres.
4.  To prologue or not to prologue.

This webinar will also include a checklist for your first pages.

Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, former dream consultant for PEOPLE Country magazine, is an author, book coach, and dream and tarot intuitive. She's taught at small private workshops on the East Coast, and at both national and regional Romance Writers of America conferences and meetings, at the 2014 San Diego University Writers Conference, and at IWWGs Annual Summer Conference. Paula publishes a weekly e-newsletter on writing, dreams, and tarot, and is the award-winning author of Weaving a Woman’s Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom. She is currently under contract and at work on her book on tarot for fiction writers.

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