Writing Workshops with Connecticut Novelist Susan Strecker—7 Elements Every Novel Needs To Be Successful (May 24), Writing a Great Hook (May 31)

Connecticut author Susan Strecker, whose most recent novel NOWHERE GIRL was coined “compulsively readable” by Kirkus Reviews, offers a 2-part workshop for writers of all experience and skill levels.

Throughout both workshops, participants have the option to share their work. Also, each person is encouraged to revise a portion of their work after the first workshop and share it with the group during the second. Bring anything you may use for your writing process, from laptops or tablets to a writing pad and pencils.

Registration for both sessions is preferred online or by calling 203-245-7365.

7 Elements Every Novel Needs To Be Successful 
Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
The first workshop focuses on the essential elements of successful books. These include starting the novel with a powerful kicker and including the protagonist’s flaws and poverties. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own work and how it relates to the essential elements of novel writing.

Writing a Great Hook
Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
The second workshop is all about great hooks. After briefly sharing work (if anyone wants to do so), Susan will concentrate on the importance of hooking the reader. Everyone knows a novelist doesn’t have long to capture the reader’s interest, and there are specific methods used to create a strong hook to keep the pages turning.