OCTOBER 19, 2019
Strong Beginnings with HelenKay Dimon
It’s the first thing an editor, agent or reader will see – the beginning of your story. Maybe someone has told you that your book starts at the wrong place, or you read it and know something is not quite right. This workshop will walk you through the factors needed to make your story beginnings active and get readers wanting more.
We’ll review examples. And for a few who turn in their first pages, we’ll do anonymous first page reads and discuss what’s working so that you can then pick out what works (and doesn’t) in your own manuscripts.
If you’d like to participate in the anonymous first page reads, copy and paste your first page into the body of an email and send to Programs (at) RWASD (dot) com. Our Program Chair will remove all identifying information.
Join us for a fantastic opportunity in discovering what works and what doesn’t in your own story beginning!
Location:Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego 92108
HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce lawyer turned bestselling author of more than 40 Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotic Romance books and novellas. Her books have been featured in various national and international venues and she has had two books named Red-Hot Reads in Cosmo magazine. She is a four-time RITA® Award finalist in romantic suspense (for Mr. and Mr. Smith, Facing Fire, Guarding Mr. Fine and The Fixer) and is a 2018 RITA® Award winner for The Fixer. She’s also a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award winner in romantic suspense for The Fixer. In addition to writing, HelenKay is Chair of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Romance Writers of America and frequently teaches workshops and classes on fiction writing and romance writing. She lives in San Diego where she is (or should be) working on her next series but might be streaming a show on Netflix.
Just in case you were wondering… HelenKay is her real name. Yes, that’s a capital K in the middle, all one word and no space (blame her two grandmothers – Helen and Kay). Dimon is pronounced Die-Mon.