Workshop Proposal: HOOK ‘EM DANO – WRITING THE GRABBER OPENING SCENE with Linnea Sinclair


Name Linnea Sinclair
Email or Contact Form Link
Workshop Category Craft Building,
Workshop Duration 4 weeks
Workshop Details 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’.
Instructor Credentials RITA® Award Winning Author
Instructor Website
Instructor Bio Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”

Her previous careers include news reporting and private investigation. Since 2000, she’s taught seminars in the craft of writing for all levels of writers via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.

Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at .

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