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The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins with Tex Thompson

  • Yukon Church 11715 Northwest 10th Street Yukon, OK, 73099 United States (map)
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Who’s ready to hang with the too-cool-for-school Tex Thompson? You don’t want to miss this extra-special Tuesday night workshop.

There's no one right way to begin your story—but there are plenty of wrong ones. In this class, Tex Thompson will take you on a cautionary tour through the pits of page-one hell, complete with agent pet peeves, reader turn-offs, and "thanks but no thanks" editorial dealbreakers. Don't let your manuscript suffer in form-rejection torment: let Tex guide you through the slush-pile inferno and lead your story toward the light!

Send in your first chapter so Tex can offer advice! YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES, OR SHAYLA WILL TELL TEX NOT TO READ THEM PROBABLY.

Instructions:

  1. Email Tex at tex@thetexfiles.com with the subject heading: YWS First Chapter.

  2. Include a Word Doc attachment of your first chapter (up to 10 pages) in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

  3. Your piece must be fiction.

  4. Attend our special workshop on April 9 to hear Tex’s advice.

  5. As a bonus, if you are attending our Publishing Summit on March 30, then you get special priority and can have Tex review the first 25 pages. Yes, we’re serious. If you’re attending the Publishing Summit, be sure to mention that to Tex. If you’re not attending yet, sign up here. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT BY MARCH 25 TO TAKE PART IN THE 25 PAGES REVIEW!

Bio:

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker, and professional ruckus-raiser. She is the author of  Children of the Drought, an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris, as well as an instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas and ‘chief instigator’ of WORD – Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas. Now she’s blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede. Find her online at thetexfiles.com and wordwriters.org!

To RSVP, simply fill out the box below. To GPS to Yukon Church, see the map at the end.

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