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Sunday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Opening Chapter

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The beginning of your novel is crucial. Its job is to hook the reader and create expectations for the rest of the story. On submission, industry professionals use your opening pages to judge your writing style and the book's potential. So how do you choose where to start? We'll discuss how to create interesting conflict and introduce characters your readers will follow through the story.

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Claire Winn

Claire is a science fiction and fantasy author represented by the Corvisiero Literary Agency. A gamer at heart, she writes books that are fast-paced, snarky, and driven by fierce, flawed characters. Since graduating from Northwestern University, Claire has worked as a legal writer... Read More →
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Christine Daigle

Christine Daigle is the co-author of the steampunk adventure The Emerald Key (Ticonderoga Publications). Her short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Grievous Angel and the Exile Publishing anthologies. She has recently been signed by Molten Universe Media, and will be publishing... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EMC IV

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