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The First 30 Pages: 6-Week Writing Workshop


  • Fatiron Writers Room 5 Covington Street Asheville, NC, 28806 United States (map)

A workshop for novels, memoirs, and full-length nonfiction collections. 

The beginning pages of a book manuscript are crucial to impressing agents, editors, contest judges and readers, and making them want to read more.

In this six-week workshop, you'll learn how to refine and prepare the first 30-50 pages of your manuscript so it's ready for submissions. The first four weeks will focus on certain elements of craft in the opening of your novel or memoir to make sure they are polished: theme, character, conflict, and structure/pace. The last two weeks will help you select and prepare an excerpt for publication submissions, as well as write your agent query letter that will accompany your pages. 

Limited to 10 students. Must have a manuscript in progress. 

Wednesday nights, 6:30-8:00pm

Flatiron Writers Room, Asheville NC

Price: $250 // Earlybird registration before March 1st

$275 // Regular registration after March 1st