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Summer Writers’ Workshops – Tension, Clues & Red Herrings: How to structure a mystery/thriller that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page

July 13 @ 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 #4: Great mysteries/thrillers are puzzles for the reader to untangle. Join Jen Collins Moore as she explains her step-by-step method for plotting stories that work. This interactive workshop includes activities to break your mystery into its key elements and tips for getting the pacing, structure, and stakes just right.

REGISTER HERE  (This is Class #4 of 4 – last class)

Jen Collins Moore’s short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly and Masthead: The Best New England Crime Stories. She is president of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. Jen’s an avid traveler and writes mysteries about the places she loves to visit. She says, “Remembering the sights, smells, sounds, and, of course, food, of a place is one of my greatest pleasures when bringing a story to life.” Find out more about Jen at https://www.jennifercollinsmoore.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 13
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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