Taught by Margaret Wilkerson SextonAuthor of A Kind of Freedom, her debut novel, which was long-listed for the National Book Award

Often great stories are not immediately gripping because the writer has not opened at the story’s natural beginning. In this course, we will review successful opening chapters to learn what the role of the first pages should be, how to balance orienting readers and captivating them, and how to introduce tension that leaves the reader needing more.