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Attention: Upcoming Workshop

For those of you who are living nearby in Solingen, Germany, I’m teaching another workshop at the VHS.

When: November 16 from 4 – 5:30 pm and November 17 from 10 am – 2:30 pm

Where: VHS Solingen, Mummstr.

What: How to write a first chapter that readers won’t put down

Writing a novel is difficult enough, writing a strong first sentence, paragraph, page and chapter often determines whether your story makes it into the hands of an agent and/or will be purchased by a reader. This workshop will teach participants on how to what to look for and how to develop a strong beginning.

I hope to see you there!