Novel Crafters Seminar of the Rockies


The First 50 Pages

Whether you’re looking to get published
or just hoping to hook your reader, first impressions are vital.
Compelling opening scenes are the key to catching an agent
or editor’s attention, and are crucial for keeping your reader engaged.

As a writer, what you do in your opening pages, and how you do it,
is a matter that cannot be left to chance. 
"The First 50 Pages" is here to help you craft a
strong beginning right from the start.


Jeff Gerke

Award-winning editor, multi-published author, and
founder/former publisher at
Marcher Lord Press Publishing Company


Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 am. Seminar begins at 8:30 am.

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
10 E. 120th Ave.
(SE corner of 120th & I-25)
Northglenn, Colorado 80233


About Jeff

Jeff GerkeJeff Gerke is an award-winning editor of fiction and non-fiction, mutli-published author, and internationally acclaimed fiction teacher. He has served as editor for Multnomah Publishers, Strang Communications, and NavPress, and in 2008 he launched Marcher Lord Press, an indie publishing company specializing in Christian speculative fiction, which won several Christy Awards and ACFW Carol Awards. He is a founding member of The Bestsellers Society and the CEO of FictionAcademy.com.

Jeff has authored six novels, five non-fiction books, and is co-author/ghostwriter of several more. His Writers Digest non-fiction craft books include The First 50 Pages, The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction, Plot Versus Character, and Write Your Novel in a Month: How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days.

Jeff lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and three children. Visit his website at JeffGerke.com.


Novel Crafters Seminar of the Rockies is sponsored by ACFW North Denver Chapter (HIS Writers),
a chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
For questions, please contact NovelCraftersSeminar@acfwnorthdenver.com.
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