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Summer Writers’ Workshops – Settings and Micro-settings: How to use setting to do some heavy lifting in your writing.

June 29 @ 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.

Class #2:  Setting is not just about where you choose to place your story. Every scene has a micro-setting which can be used to influence mood, increase or relieve tension, and flesh out a character. With Tina deBellegarde you will investigate how each scene in your story can be an opportunity to build and enrich your big picture setting and support your character development.

REGISTER HERE  (this is Class #2 of 4)

Instructor: Tina deBellegarde writes the Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries. The first book in the series, Winter Witness, was nominated for an Agatha Award, a Silver Falchion Award and a CIBA Mystery & Mayhem Award. Dead Man’s Leap released April, 5 2022. Some reviewers have called Tina “the Louise Penny of the Catskills.” Her short story “Tokyo Stranger” which appeared in When a Stranger Comes to Town edited by Michael Koryta was nominated for a Derringer Award. She lives in Catskill, New York with her husband Denis and their cat Shelby where they tend bees and harvest shiitake mushrooms. She winters in South Florida and travels to Japan often to visit her son. Tina is a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. Learn more about Tina at https://www.tinadebellegarde.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.


June 29
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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