Great Expectations: Beginning Literary Fiction
Do you remember the third page of a great novel? No. You remember the first page, the opening sentences, the excitement of knowing you’re about to begin a great journey into a newly-imagined world, in the sure hands of a fully-formed guide. This workshop looks at a series of great beginnings from a variety of novels and explores the opportunities and challenges, the freedoms and the responsibilities, inherent to beginning a work of fiction. Choices of inclusion versus exclusion, scale and mood, will all be addressed in detail.