Participants are asked to provide, prior to the workshop, a sample (10 - 15 pages) of their writing. Participants’ work will provide the basis of discussion and dialogue, as well as illustrate specific aspects of the workshop topic.
Deadline for submission: September 01, 2008
"Step Over to the Dark Side: The Basics of Mystery Fiction"
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
Find a voice for your inner sleuth at this initiation to mystery writing. This two-hour session aims to answer the questions: Why does crime fiction matter? What makes a good mystery? What are the unwritten rules? You'll also discover the trends and opportunities in contemporary crime and mystery fiction in Canada and elsewhere. The workshop will explore the building blocks of mystery: character, plot and setting, as well as other tools you need to involve and captivate your readers. We'll talk about local and national crime writing groups, networking and support opportunities and current markets. You'll take away list of crime writing guides, reference materials, websites and next steps. Come for fun and leave with the essential tools to embark on your life of crime.
REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED
To register, or for more information, please email or call 416.504.8222 x 242
Marnie Woodrow is the author of two short fiction collections and a novel, Spelling Mississippi. A freelance writer, editor and researcher, she is also a recipient of the Excellence In Teaching Award at University of Toronto Continuing Studies. After 20 years in Toronto, she now lives and works in beautiful Prince Edward County.
To register, or for more information, please email or call 416-504-8222 x 242