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Kittery Adult Education

First 50 Pages

with Kate Johnston


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Is your story opening fierce enough to grab the attention of readers, editors, or agents? Do you have difficulty juggling voice, character, premise, setting, dialogue, conflict, point of view, style, and theme—and blend them together seamlessly for a gripping beginning? In this writing workshop, we will examine your story idea by deconstructing the first page, evaluating your scene structure, break down your first act into story beats, and make sure your first fifty pages are fueled with enough narrative thrust to keep up the pace and enough emotional depth to get readers to care about what happens to your characters. Workshop structure will involve peer feedback on your first fifty pages. A private Facebook group will be available for additional support between classes. Writers must have a complete manuscript, and they must be prepared to revise. Limit of 4 students. Kate Johnston is an author & story coach. You can find out more at her website: 

Monday, Sept. 17 – Oct. 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 4 sessions * No class 10/8

Course Fee: $65

  • Sep 17 - Oct 15th, 2018
    Mon for 4 weeks from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Traip Academy


12 Williams Ave.
Kittery, ME 03904 Get directions

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