Hook 'em Dano: Writing the Grabber Opening Scene

Presented by Linnea Sinclair
August 1 - 28, 2022
Cost:  Free for RWAOL members.  $15 for non-members.  
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About This Workshop

Today's editors and readers don't have time to waste getting into a book or its characters. While "Four score and seven years ago" might have worked fine for Old Abe, starting a book/story with flashback or lengthy description has fallen out of favor with the generation raised on MTV. "Hook 'Em" will dissect the good, the bad and the ugly of openers, why they work and why they don't. It will examine different categories and styles of opening lines and scenes and help students analyze their own writing.

About The Presenter


Workshop teacher Linnea Sinclair is a multi-award-winning science fiction and romance author whose plots, according to reviewers, readers and judges, ‘hit the ground running and never let up’.

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What You Need to Know

  • Deadline to register:  August 1, 2022.
  • You do NOT need to be a member of RWA® or RWAOL to take this class.
  • RWA® Online conducts all workshops via a discussion board system located on this website.  However, access to the site is restricted by login and password to ensure that the workshop is only available to those that are authorized to attend.  This is not an email loop workshop.
  • For questions, contact us through our contact form.