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Canceled: The Impact of the First Sentence (Writers-in-Residence)

18 yrs+

A first sentence can pull your reader in or stop him from reading the next sentence. Workshop attendees will be invited to share the first sentence from their favorite books (so please bring some examples of your favorite books/first lines!) and we’ll discuss the importance of getting those first few words exactly right in order to grab your reader. We’ll also brainstorm to come up with some fun first sentences that may even inspire a story idea and have some interactive fun with first sentences!

Stephanie Elliot is an author, editor and freelance writer. Her young adult novel, Sad Perfect, which was based on her daughter’s eating disorder, ARFID, was published in 2017 by Macmillan/FSG. She has also self-published several adult novels. Stephanie has written for various magazines and websites on topics such as parenting, mental health, relationships and more. She is a passionate advocate of authors and has been helping to promote the writing of others for years. Visit for more information.

QUESTIONS? 480-350-5500

FEE: None

REGISTRATION: Not required

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