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Your Book’s Best Beginning

We’ll focus on the essential elements of the first ten pages of a memoir. What makes a reader (or editor!) want to keep reading? How do you quickly convey the essence of the story and grab the reader’s attention? What’s the difference between a prologue, a preface, and a first chapter? We’ll examine the first pages of popular and critically acclaimed memoirs and do some writing activities designed to help you with your memoir’s opening.

Instructor: Theo Nestor

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 07/14/2015

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Theo Nestor

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program since 2006.

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