Great Beginnings Bootcamp


Meets: Weekly, Thursdays 6-8p
Instructor: Susanna Daniel
Location: West Side
Cost: $280
Enrollment: 6 openings

The first paragraph of a short story or novel pulls the reader from open water and provides a life raft. Often, the first paragraph grounds the reader in time, place, and character. In some cases, the writer provides much information up front – who, what, when, where – and in some cases, the writer provides just enough.

During the course of this four-week bootcamp, we'll discuss what makes a great beginnings and what pitfalls to avoid. We'll read published examples and write -- and revise -- our original beginnings, with an eye to creating a foundation strong enough to support a fully realized work.

This workshop is meant for writers of all genres and experience levels. Come ready to read, write, support others and be supported.