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Last Chance! Write an Attention-Grabbing First Chapter

Have your first 1,200 words critiqued by Sarah LaPolla!
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Write an Attention-Grabbing First Chapter:
How to Keep an Agent Reading
With Sarah LaPolla
Last chance to register to attend this live webinar!
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Session Date: July 30, 2015
Starting Time: 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: $89.99
About the critique:

All registrants are invited to submit your first 1,200 words for a critique. All submitted submissions are guaranteed a written critique by literary agent Sarah LaPolla. Sarah reserves the right to request more writing from attendees by e-mail following the event if she deems the writing excellent.


Please Note: Even if you can't attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and a personal critique of your material.Purchasing the On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.

About the webinar:

Congratulations! Your query made it out of the slush pile and an agent requested your manuscript. Now make sure they'll want to keep reading your novel by having an attention-grabbing first chapter. Between queries, clients, and requested manuscripts, an agent only has so much time to devote to reading new material. If an agent isn't engaged from the very beginning, there's a slim chance they'll keep turning the pages.


Literary agent, Sarah LaPolla represents young adult and adult fiction, and is a big believer in the power of a great opening chapter. She'll share insights and tips on creating a first chapter agents will want to keep reading. We'll also discuss what to avoid, how to balance a novel's tone with the narrator's voice, and how a great first chapter should set up the rest of the novel.

What you'll learn:

What agents look for in a first chapter
How to grab - and keep - their attention beyond the first line
How to avoid cliche, mundane, or overused beginnings
Why "beginning with the action" doesn't have to mean car chases and explosions
The appropriate length and tone of a first chapter
How to introduce your narrator's voice in the most effective way
Whether your novel is beginning in the right place
How to incorporate back-story and when to delete it
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Who should attend:

Writers who are getting ready to query agents
Writers who have received a request from their query, but a rejection from their manuscript
Writers who are willing and able to revise
Writers who are still deciding where their story begins
Writers struggling with pacing, back-story, and character development
Writers who need to grab an agent's attention in a way that also engages their target audience
Writers who don't know why partial requests aren't turning into full requests

Sarah LaPolla joined Bradford Literary Agency as an agent in 2013. She spent the previous five years in the foreign rights department at Curtis Brown, Ltd., and became an associate agent there in 2010. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Ithaca College. Read her full bio >>
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