Workshop: Hook ‘Em, Dano – Writing the Grabber Opening Scene 07/06/2020 – 07/20/2020

Hook ‘Em, Dano – Writing the Grabber Opening Scene

Instructor Name Linnea Sinclair
Workshop Start Date 07/06/2020
Workshop End Date 07/20/2020
Workshop Hosted By RWA From the Heart Romance Writers
About the Workshop

Registration Deadline: 5 July 2020

Today’s editors and readers don’t have time to waste getting into a book or its characters. While “Four score and seven years ago” might have worked fine for Old Abe, starting a book/story with flashback or lengthy description has fallen out of favor with the generation raised on MTV. “Hook ‘Em” will dissect the good, the bad and the ugly of openers, why they work and why they don’t. It will examine different categories and styles of opening lines and scenes and help students analyze their own writing. Workshop teacher Linnea Sinclair is a multi-award winning science fiction and romance author whose plots, according to reviewers, readers and judges, ‘hit the ground running and never let up’.

About the Instructor: A former news reporter and retired private detective, Linnea Sinclair has managed to use all her college degrees (journalism and criminology) but hasn’t soothed the yearning in her soul to travel the galaxy. To that end, she writes some of the most highly- regarded, fun science fiction and fantasy romance novels on the shelves today. Sinclair lives in Naples, Florida in the winters and Columbus, Ohio in the summers with her husband and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Her previous careers as news reporter and investigator make her an enthusiastic and energetic interviewee and a natural crowd pleaser at book signings. In addition to writing, she teaches seminars in both the craft of writing for all levels of writers and private investigation techniques for mystery authors via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide. She can be reached via email at or through her website at
Workshop Platform Online Workshop Forum
Workshop Cost FTHRW Members: FREE; Non-Members: $25
Registration Link

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