First Page, Lasting Impression: A Hands-On Revision Workshop

Hook agents, editors, and readers from your first page.

Learn how to revise your novel by tackling that most important opening hook. Workshop your first page in an intimate group where you’ll receive individualized attention from an award-winning fantasy author and a traditionally published thriller author.

We’ll Cover:

    • What should and shouldn’t be in your first page
    • How that information applies to the rest of your novel
    • How to attack the revision process
    • Foreshadowing 101
    • Upping the tension
    • How to handle backstory
    • POV deep dives
Cost: $100
When: March 16, 2019
Where: Mission Viejo, exact location TBA

If you’re lost and alone and you’re sinking like a stone…* try a  workshop given by Greta Boris and Megan Haskell!  I walked in floundering, clenching a 4 in binder filled with an 80,000-word mess of a novel that had been begging me all week to be merciful and let it be part of someone’s campfire on the beach.  It was in charting my Act I during class that the “A story” and “B story” issue was discussed in a way I had never heard before. I walked out still holding my mess of a novel, but now knowing exactly what I need to do to fix it!  How can you get better than that?     *lyrics from the band FUN

Billie Kelpin

Space is limited. Registrants will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. 


After you register, you’ll receive a packet of pre-class assignments, so when you arrive you’ll be ready to get to work!