Hook, Premise, and Jacket Copy: The Recipe for Starting Every Successful Novel

with Ginny Myers Sain

Saturday June 22, 2024 1:00pm US Central time • 2 hour webinar

One-time Zoom webinar

Perfect for
Fiction writers of all skill levels

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Live attendance is not required: enrollees can watch the recording at any time after the workshop!

It’s no secret that successful novels — the ones that readers love and that sell copies — aren’t written by chance; they’re carefully planned before the author even opens up the word processor.

That’s why having a step-by-step process to help you plan and structure your story before you begin writing is critical to your book’s success. Without one, you’re writing in the dark — merely hoping that all of your writing will eventually amount to something readers want.

In this interactive workshop, New York Times bestselling author Ginny Myers Sain will teach you her proven recipe for planning and starting a novel that she’s used to finish many successful novels and land on the New York Times bestseller list. You’ll learn how taking the time to carefully craft your hook, premise, and your jacket copy before you even start to write will set you up for success by allowing you to easily develop, focus, and shape your story.

Once she’s shared her system with you, Ginny will guide you through a series of fun exercises designed to help you create sharp, punchy hooks, premises, and jacket copy of your own. Plus, Ginny will take time to answer all of your questions as you learn about this powerful method for planning novels.

You’ll leave this workshop having mastered this essential tool for novelwriting, and having practiced what you learned with Ginny in person. Never leave the success of your novel to chance again!

Zoom schedule

Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.

  • Saturday June 22, 2024 1:00pm US Central time — 2 hours

How this workshop works

This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.

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$49  •  2 hour webinar

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About Ginny Myers Sain

Ginny Myers Sain

Author of young adult thrillers Dark and Shallow Lies (2021), Secrets So Deep, and One Last Breath (2024), all from Penguin Teen, as well as When the Bones Sing, coming in 2025.

Dark and Shallow Lies is a New York Times Bestseller. It was also an Amazon Editor’s Pick and a Barnes & Noble “Pick of the Month” as well as being chosen as a 2022 Crystal Kite winner by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Both Dark and Shallow Lies and Secrets So Deep have been published in eight countries and counting.

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