Conversations and Connections Pittsburgh 2022 has ended
Back To Schedule
Saturday, October 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CANCELLED: How to Get an Editor to Read Past the First Page

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

First pages are like blind dates -- a good first impression is everything and can be the deciding factor if the relationship goes any further. But don't let that stop you from writing that first page -- honing a great first page is all in the editing. Author and editor Wendy Wimmer will show you what she looks for when selecting work and the kinds of hooks that grab a reader from the first paragraph -- or even the first sentence -- and keep them invested in reading on. She'll give you an easy barometer to "Editor/Agent test" your first page and also reveal some of the opening page moves that novice (and advanced) writers commonly make but are nearly impossible to pull off. She'll share real life examples of first pages from the publishing, classic and literary world, and give time to talk through your own first pages live.

avatar for Wendy Wimmer

Wendy Wimmer

Wendy Wimmer writes from Wisconsin, under the strict supervision of two dogs and a cat. She holds a Master of Arts and PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, respectively. Her work has been published in Barrelhouse, Waxwing, Paper... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Buhl 028

Attendees (2)