Gail Tsukiyama—The First Page: Grab A Reader Quickly!

Gail Tsukiyama has been called “a mesmerizing storyteller” by Publishers Weekly. After seven bestselling novels, she knows the best way to mesmerize a reader is right from the start. The power and importance of the first page is in its ability to set tone, voice, place, and establish character. The first page keeps a reader reading on.  

What is the best way to open your story and create an immediate narrative pull?  What makes a reader want to know what happens next?  Through discussion, reading, and a short writing exercise, we'll explore how to pull the reader in, keep them hooked, and lay down the foundation of what’s to come.  Bring the first page of the book you’re working on!