INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Weaver
February 26, 2017
Location: White Magnolia Day Spa
You’ve written your book, now it’s time to approach agents. Let’s say you pitch an agent at the NCW Conference or you email a bunch of queries and you get the world’s most awesome response, “That sounds fascinating, send me the first few chapters.” In this three-hour class, we will discuss specific crafting techniques you can employ to ensure that your first few chapters hook a reader such that he or she will have no choice but to request the rest of your manuscript. Among lots of other things, we will discuss ways to effectively establish and maintain tension, to introduce characters in a compelling way, and techniques to identify and sew up any holes in the plot to make it airtight.
Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and recently won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked as a biologist for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.
|Event date||02-26-2017 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-26-2017 4:00 pm|
|Location||White Magnolia Day Spa|