An exclusive GOOD STORY COMPANY Webinar

Writing Irresistible First Pages Webinar WITH CRITIQUE

Hosted by
Mary Kole
September 12th
11:00 am CDT

Here is What You'll Learn

How to Start Your Story in a Compelling Way

There’s a lot of pressure on those opening novel pages. Here’s how to start your story in a compelling way, avoid common mistakes, and catch the attention of an agent or publisher in the slush. A paid webinar that includes comprehensive notes on the first two pages of your novel. This webinar is geared to novel and memoir writers of all categories, from middle grade to fantasy.

Private Critique of Your Work

Not only will you hear a wealth of information about how to write successful, eye-catching first pages, but your novel opening will be privately critiqued. The cost of this webinar with the included critique is $99. The webinar will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Can't Make it Live?

If you can’t make the webinar date and time, don’t worry. Live attendance isn’t required, and you will receive a replay link to watch the presentation on demand, with no expiration date.

Critique Submission

You have 30 days to submit your pages after the webinar date. The submission will be up to two double-spaced pages with 12 pt font and standard 1″ margins. Notes will be returned within a month of receipt.


About Mary Kole

Former literary agent Mary Kole provides consulting and developmental editing services to writers of all categories and genres, working on children’s book projects from picture book to young adult, and all kinds of trade market literature, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance and memoir.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has worked at Chronicle Books, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and Movable Type Management. She has been blogging at since 2009. Her book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, a writing reference guide for middle grade and young adult writers, is available from Writer's Digest Books.

September 12th
11:00 am CDT
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