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Writers, Hook Your Readers!

    When:  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Where:  Erie Room

The success of a novel or a news story depends on the lead, also known as the intro. Your years-long efforts will be futile if the first paragraph fails to grab the reader's attention.

Cliff Anthony, author of Page-A1, will walk you through different news story leads for a faux drive-by shooting, then show you the opening sentences from successful novels that might be familiar to you!

Mr. Anthony will explain the different leads he used for various chapters in his book. If time permits, he also will cover character development. His novel contains composites of people he has met in and outside newsrooms during his 25 years as a reporter and copy editor in three countries.

Take a look at this review of his latest book!  Please join us!