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Needle Pulling Thread: How to Craft a Novel Beginning

  • Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110 United States (map)

Opening scenes introduce your protagonist, her/his world, their goals, the stakes, and your story's themes. It's no wonder that an opening scene is often the most difficult to write! This workshop will look at a variety of approaches, with examples from classic, literary/commercial fiction, memoir. Writing prompts will be used to help you create depth and tension in your opening scene.