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Saturday, November 15th, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Living the Writer’s Life:
Jumping in: Writing an Effective Beginning
Beginnings are important, whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction. Editors and readers alike decide whether they want to continue reading or not within the first couple of paragraphs of a narrative or essay. So, how do we write an effective beginning which hooks both editor and reader? Come learn tips from the trade with opportunities for practice.
Paula Castner holds a writing certification from the Institute of Children’s Literature and has won first place prizes for her short pieces, most recently from Children’s Writer Magazine and Champlain Area Trails. She has freelance written for magazines such as Parents Today and local newspapers and currently writes for New England Condominium Magazine. She lives in Lancaster with her husband and three children and keeps busy as a co-founder of Seven Bridge Writers' Collaborative, as both a writing and a baking workshop facilitator, and as a drama director. She receives emails at pajamalivingwriting@gmail.