The Hook: How to Captivate Your Reader

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Event Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015 || Speaker: Karin Gutman Orloski  || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

For a story to captivate your audience, you must pique the brain’s curiosity. The reader must want to know what happens next. But how do you do that? This seminar is designed to give you specific tips and tools to hook your reader as you write the first five pages of your screenplay.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.


You’ll also learn the key elements to make every scene thereafter pop off the page. The following three films will be used as examples during our discussion: Groundhog Day, Little Miss Sunshine, and American Beauty. Karin highly recommends viewing them ahead of the seminar.

Karin Gutman Orloski

Karin Gutman Orloski, MFA, is writer, story consultant and creative producer who enjoys working across multiple platforms, including television, feature film, publishing, and theatre. She has written and created projects for the Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon, and National Geographic Kids and is a published author.

A former story analyst for CAA and 20th Century Fox, Karin has taught at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, UCLA Arts and Healing, PEN USA, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting at California State University at Fullerton. She also offers on-going workshops in the LA area under her Spirit of Story banner, in addition to coaching writers privately. For full details, visit:




Join us on the Fourth Saturday at:

520 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

**There is plenty of street parking.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm.

Members, please remember to bring your SWN membership card!

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