First Pages Workshops in November and December 2012

Picture of a handwritten pagePeople have been asking about the First Pages workshop, and I’m pleased to say I’ll give two more before the end of the year.

For folks who don’t know what that is, you bring the first 500 words of your novel, and we do a session talking about what your pages are promising for the book overall, problems that you might want to address, suggestions for further development, and marketing advice for when you’re ready to send your manuscript out. This is the class that people have raved about in the past, so I’m excited to be running it again.

I’ll be doing two sessions of it, with Caren Gussoff co-presenting. There will be one in the evening, November 7th, from 6:30-8:30 PM. There is also a special one, with a discounted rate, that will be broadcast on Google+ at the same time, which falls on December 16, a Sunday, from 9:30-11:30 AM. By signing up for this, you are giving me permission to tape the session. The broadcast is an experiment, hence the discounted rate. I have no idea how it will go. 🙂 Enrollment is limited to seven people per session. Cost for the first is $99; for the second (broadcast) one, it’s $49.

Other Classes:
There is a Saturday morning session (9:30 AM-11:30 AM PST) of the six week writing F&SF stories class starting November 10th and running through December (November 10, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22). I’ll be offering Wednesday and Thursday sections again next year. There are currently openings in the Nov/Dec class.

A flash fiction section is scheduled for December 9, Sunday morning, from 9:30 am through 12:30 PM PST. This conflicts with the Literary Techniques for Genre Fiction workshop, which I’ve moved to Sunday afternoon, 1-3 PM PST, barring any problems with current enrollees. There are still plenty of openings in both, and the class fee is $99.

Find more details about the classes here.
Read testimonials about past classes.

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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