Starting Stories: Why Do They Fall in Love?

How does a reader fall into a story? And what makes her want to stay there? And what makes her want to stay there? How is the opening of a story related to its close? Do you have to have finished a novel to write the perfect beginning? We'll look at the openings of lots of stories, and try to figure out what makes each work. Or not. This is the recording of a lecture given in July, 2014 at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Which means you'll miss the DANCING that went on during the opening music! 

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