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It’s easy to say all beginnings should start with an interesting character in an interesting world with an interesting problem but it’s a lot harder to put that on the page. In this workshop, join author and teacher Barbara Geiger to learn the elements of a successful beginning while avoiding some of the common pitfalls, and how to write the best beginning once the story is already finished.
Barbara Geiger writes science fiction, fantasy, and gay paranormal romance, and moonlights as a freelance writing coach and editor on the side. Her books include The Tempest trilogy, the Middle Hill series, the Past and Present Tense novellas, and assorted other novellas and short stories. Writing as Angela Fiddler, she has written The Master of the Lines series, the Sex Demon 101 series, and several other standalone novels and novellas. When she’s not following the exploits of selkies, sex demons and vampires, she writes epic fantasy and makes the occasional foray into science fiction and short stories.
Barbara has been involved in the Alberta writers’ community and multiple writers’ and critique groups since 1998. She’s been a high school teacher, taught ESL to all ages in Canada and overseas, and done corporate training. She currently teaches adult ESL to new Canadians. She lives with her wife in Lethbridge, Alberta. Find her online at barbarageiger.me.