Virtual Workshop: Love From the First Line: Writing a First Chapter Readers Can't Resist

California, United States

Jul 31 - Jul 31, 2024


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Adam Simon

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 4:00 PM Pacific.

Please email to register.

The most important chapter of your novel is the first one, there's no question.

If you plan on publishing traditionally, you'll need to be able to grab the attention of an agent or a publisher. If you're self-publishing, you'll need to make sure your "peek inside" sample compels the reader to click "buy."

In this 90-minute workshop, you'll learn how to structure a first chapter that leaves readers eager for more and how to avoid common pitfalls that make readers close books. Groups will be limited in size, and a portion of the time will be used for a Q+A.


Featured Writers Include:

Adam Simon, Celeste Davidson




California, United States


Our mission is to help you write better and achieve the success you deserve. As professional authors and educators, we bridge the gap between writers and their goals.

Offering twice monthly facilitated workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and your own author website, Bardsy provides writers with the guidance and resources they need to take their book from idea to actuality.

Writing Workshops-

Writing workshops are ubiquitous, but they can be a hassle or, worse, unproductive. We've reinvented workshopping by focusing on the group.

First, we assess your needs and select your group with care, aiming for the perfect blend of perspectives, personalities, and processes. Across our many groups, the key constant is dedication, and your peers know helping you leads to their own success.

Then, we add a qualified facilitator. Without one, a workshop group devolves into chaos. Our trained facilitators - accomplished authors who have been where you are—keep the discussion on track, extract the most constructive feedback and add their own, hard-won wisdom to the conversation.

Groups are kept small, six people max, so everyone can receive individual attention. This also allows members to form close bonds, which can last a lifetime. You can count on your group to be with you for the long haul, whether you're working on your first book or your tenth.

You haven't experienced everything a workshop group can be—and all it can do for you—until you've tried Bardsy.

Personal Coaching-

When you join Bardsy, you'll be matched with your own personal coach, an accomplished professional and a mentor invested in your success. Together, you'll formulate and continually update a manageable action plan and follow through to execute it.

We offer two tiers of coaching. Our Standard package includes regular check-ins. You and your coach will email to ensure you are steadily progressing towards your goals. They'll offer advice and encouragement whenever you get stuck.

For more access to your coach, our Elite package includes live monthly meetings. These meetings are invaluable opportunities to discuss anything and everything related to your writing life, from your current work and process to your career.

For our Elite members, since your coach is also the facilitator of your workshop group, they'll get to know you and your work on a deeper level. This allows them to offer the exact type of support you need during private coaching sessions.

Wherever you are in your journey as a writer, you can bet that your coach has walked the same walk on their path to success. They have the expertise to lay out your path and will help you every step of the way.

Your Own Author Website-

Do you have your own website for your writing? You should.

Whether you're published or just starting out, an author website is indispensable. It's an opportunity to credibly brand yourself and expand your readership. The sooner you establish your online presence the better the SEO, making it easier for you to find your audience.

Creating a website can be difficult and expensive. Worse, generic templates from common hosts don't have the features and designs authors need. Our package includes an easy-to-build webpage, designed just for authors, with specialized templates that you can customize to suit your needs and style.

Reach out to to learn more and request a free trial!!