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Summer Writers’ Workshops – Getting into Character: Breathing Life into Fictional Sleuths, Sidekicks and Villains.

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Online

Summer Writers’ Workshops at New Canaan Library are back – with a twist!  Learn how to develop suspenseful, page-turning plots, unforgettable characters that readers love – or hate – and settings that, in some cases, take center stage and rule both character and plot.  These are all integral tools of great storytelling that will enrich your writing and therefore, the reader’s experience.

This is Class #3:  Poirot, Bosch, Millhone and Plum – what makes these characters so memorable? This workshop with Lida Sideris will provide the groundwork for developing engaging heroes, heroines, suspects and a supporting cast that readers can love, hate and even relate to. Learn why character conflict, interaction, reaction and relationships are essential to creating an intriguing mystery.

REGISTER HERE:  (This is Class #3 of 4)

Lida Sideris’ first stint after law school was a newbie lawyer’s dream: working as an entertainment attorney for a movie studio…kind of like her heroine, Corrie Locke, except without the homicides. Lida was one of two national winners of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America Scholarship and a Killer Nashville, Silver Falchion Award Finalist. She lives in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens. Lida is a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. Find out more about Lida at https://www.lidasideris.com/.

Jen Collins Moore, Tina deBellegarde, Carol Pouliot, and Lida Sedaris are the writers behind Sleuths and Sidekicks, a group that celebrates the art of the mystery story, and great storytelling. Whether you write mystery or not, these talented writers will teach the tools of pulse-worthy plot lines, with characters and settings you will never forget.



July 6
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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