Knowing where and how to begin a story is critical.
In this workshop, bestselling author Laurie Friedman will guide participants through her process of identifying the best place in the narrative to begin a story. She will share some effective and memorable openings from bestselling books. Then she will give 10 writing suggestions for unique ways to start a story to capture the attention of a reader or editor. (Example: Starting a story with an unexpected statement.) This interactive workshop will include a writing exercise for students to choose one of the strategies to write their own story opening. At the end, there will be a question and answer session. Handouts will be emailed to participants.
LAURIE FRIEDMAN is the author of over 200 picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and novels for young readers, including the award-winning Mallory McDonald and Love, Ruby Valentine series. Laurie’s books have been translated into numerous languages and have been chosen for Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs, and as a Children’s Book of the Month Club Selection. She has received many awards for her work and speaks at schools and literary conferences around the country. Prior to writing books for children, Laurie worked in advertising. She is a native Arkansan, and loves to read, bake, spend time with her family, and help other writers shape and sell their stories. For more information on Laurie and her books, please visit her website at www.lauriebfriedman.com.
This workshop is on Zoom and registration is required.
The video is available for on-demand viewing February 12 – March 28.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Workshop | Online/Virtual | Author Events |
|Mon, Mar 20||7:00AM to 11:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||7:00AM to 11:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||7:00AM to 11:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||7:00AM to 11:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||7:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||7:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||10:00AM to 11:00PM|