5 Insider Secrets to Show-Stopping Novel Beginnings

Join Us on Zoom September 19th to Learn Annalisa’s Parent’s Insider Tips to Get Readers Hooked on your Novel

You know you’ve got a great story idea, but how do you make it so great that it rises from slush pile to publication?

Author and Writing Coach Annalisa Parent has helped hundreds of writers to improve their craft and to become published authors. She knows the inside tricks to get your writing publication-ready. In this workshop, she will walk you through a straightforward system for plotting your fiction to ensure you write a book that makes readers say “I couldn’t put it down” and the steps necessary to pace your first five pages of your manuscript to catch an agent’s/publisher’s interest.

She will cover important topics such as:

  • How and when should you use backstory?
  • Where is the best point in the narrative to start?
  • What is the most effective build to the climax?

You’ll walk away with a bucket load of information and resources to keep and put to action, so you can cross “Become an Author” off your bucket list.

About Annalisa Parent

Annalisa Parent
Annalisa Parent

A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini. Her first poem was published when she was 10 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud at a ceremony in the state house of her home state of New Hampshire. 

More recently, she and her award-winning book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel without an Outline were featured on four segments of Creative Life with Sheryl Borden on PBS.

She writes for many local, national, and international publications and has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award-winning television show. Well-known for her humor and straightforward writing advice, she has been featured on Huffington Post Live, CBS, Associated Press and Reader’s Digest, and is the featured Writing Coach on the Writing Gym podcast. Annalisa speaks to writers all over the world about how to tell a story that is page-turning and publishable. 


Admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Hardship pricing is available.

All events on Zoom.

12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Networking in breakout rooms with members & guests

Featured Speakers

1:00 Announcements
1:30 Featured Member
1:45 Keynote Speaker
2:30 Book Sales & Networking

Support Groups

3:00 – 4:00 Marketing Success Group*
4:00 – 5:00 Craft Group
*members only; guests may sit in

See meetings for more info.

Zoom link is in the booking confirmation when you get tickets, and will be sent immediately via email upon ticket purchase.

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