Author Eric Elfman presents “How to Hook Them From the First Page”

Eric Elfman will present “How to Hook Them From the First Page” at the next meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

He will explain how to introduce your main character, begin with conflict and tension, write a dramatic opening line, use active voice, create a sense of mystery, and make the reader turn the page!

Eric Elfman is the author of twelve books for kids and young adults, co-author of Tesla’s Attic and Edison’s Alley, three novels based on TV’s The X-Files, and four screen plays which have been sold to Hollywood studios. He’s a faculty member of the Big Sur Writing Workshop, and a writing coach to award-winning authors.

Sign-in is from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm, luncheon 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, including a short business meeting, and speaker from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Registration is $20 for CWC members, $25 for guests.

Reservations are required, and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, April 8.. Contact Barbara Bentley at [email protected], or by phone at (925) 212-4727.  Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation. To sign up via PayPal, click “buy now” on the Mt. Diablo website: Add $2 transaction fee.


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