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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
2014 Book Festival Author
Craft Talk

You have ten seconds to sink your claws into a reader. How do you do it? In this session, drawing on examples from his own work and that of others, Scott Dominic Carpenter discusses the crucial importance of beginnings. Opening paragraphs serve to intrigue, orient, introduce, and explain—while they simultaneously propel the story forward and imply its development. Although the scale is different for stories and novels, the principles are the same.

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Atlas Coffee Mill

Big thanks go to Atlas Coffee Mill for hosting monthly meetings for the Fox Cities Book Festival Board! We appreciate your support of the Festival and just can't thank you enough for providing a welcoming meeting space for us to plan and dream.