Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NoCo Connect— First Lines, First Impressions

Date(s) - 11/15/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will take place online via Zoom.

Contact:  for questions and Zoom link.

Presentation and group exercises, led by Julie Rowan-Zoch

We all know the dread and anticipation when you finally get your manuscript in front of an editor. Will it catch their interest? So much depends on that first line—a make-or-break moment that can determine whether an editor reads on. We’ll examine some new and some classic opening lines in children’s literature, discuss elements that make them great, and complete a fun exercise or two. If you have a favorite, keep it handy for our next Connect.