The First 20 Pages


The First 20 Pages

from 220.00

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good novel in possession of a sluggish beginning will very likely be in want of a reader. Because let’s face it, if the opener doesn’t grab the reader (or agent/publisher) right from the start, the rest of the book, no matter how fantastic, may not get eyes. This novel writing workshop will focus on beginnings. Over the course of six weeks, we’ll look at the openings of a range of successful novels as well as the first twenty pages of participants’ novels-in-progress. In the end, students will walk away with both a sharper opening as well as a deeper understanding of the tools authors employ to invite readers inside the pages of their novels.

  • Instructor: Katie McDougall

  • Length of workshop: 6 weeks

  • Dates: Tuesdays, August 6 - September 10

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204


Add To Cart

About the Instructor: 

Katie McDougall is the cofounder/co-director of The Porch. For her full bio, please see our About Us page.