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Beginnings and Endings [Joan Leegant]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $67.50
General Price: $75.00

We’ve all heard the rules: no starting with a ringing alarm clock, no ending with a sudden flash of insight. Useful suggestions, but they won’t get you far when it comes to your best opening and closing, which depend on the voice, tone, subject, and overall sensibility of your story. We’ll look at some great—and not-so-great—examples and talk about what they do for the reader and why, as well as how to apply what you discover to your own work.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.

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