Embarking on a Life of Crime
(Crime Writing, That Is)
Guest Speaker: Margaret Lucke
Margaret Lucke flings words around as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes tales of love, ghosts, and murder, sometimes all three in one book. She is the author of four novels—House of Desire, House of Whispers, Snow Angel, and A Relative Stranger (an Anthony Award finalist)—and is the editor of Fault Lines, a short story anthology from the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is a former president of Mystery Writers of America NorCal.
Margaret has also published two how-to books on the craft of writing and more than 60 short stories, feature articles, and scripts for mystery weekends. For many years she has taught fiction writing classes for UC Berkeley Extension and other venues.
Visit her at www.margaretlucke.com
Description: Embarking on a Life of Crime (Crime Writing, That Is)
Crime fiction encompasses detective stories (from cozy to hard-boiled), police procedurals, and thrillers, and it is the one of the most pleasurable forms of storytelling for readers and writers alike. In this workshop we put this popular genre under the magnifying glass, giving you essential clues to writing successful mysteries of all types.
What you will learn:
- The key types of crime fiction and the difference between mysteries and thrillers
- The four key elements of any crime fiction story
- How to create a detective your readers will root for
- How to create suspense that will keep readers at the edge of their seats
- What agents and editors look for in crime fiction
Location: Zoom Online Meeting
To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time.
Unable to attend, no problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation.
You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
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Event Contact: Ariella Moon