Sunday, February 3, 2013

Grabbing Your Reader from the Very First Line, Feb 9 in CA

Jill Corcoran
Grabbing Your Reader
from the Very First Line
Speaker: Jill Corcoran, Agent, The Herman Agency, Inc.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad Street,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
For parking information, go to
$40 SCBWI members, $50 non-members. Print registration form here
Join Jill Corcoran for an intensive discussion of how to craft a compelling opening for your novel that will make the reader want to continue, focusing on everything from the opening line to the first 5 pages to the oft-requested 50-page sample requested by agents and editors.
A first-page critique session will be included at the end of the session.

BIOGRAPHY. JILL CORCORAN is an agent with the Herman Agency. Her current interests include: high concept Young Adult and Middle Grade Thrillers, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Comedies, and Adventure manuscripts.

With an English degree from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago, Jill has marketed everything from sneakers to cereal at Leo Burnett Advertising, LA Gear, Mattel, and at her own consulting company, LAUNCH! New Product Marketing. Jill is also a children’s book author and poet.

For more information, contact Sidonie Wiedenkeller at
Cost: $40 SCBWI members, $50 non-members. Print registration form here

1 comment:

  1. Jill, I know you have a lot of example, but if you want any more there is a tab on our blog for first line posts;
    Also my post this week has first paragraphs from Cybil nominees. I'm sure this will be a great workshop.
    Susan at Pen and Ink



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