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The Art of the Twist: Two Authors Discuss Plotting a Modern-Day Mystery

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New Canaan Library and Elm Street Books are delighted to present The Art of the Twist: Two Authors Discuss Plotting a Modern-Day Mystery Today’s thriller and mystery readers are savvier than ever. They’ve seen it all, from the unreliable narrators of Gone Girl, Fight Club, and Rebecca, to the jaw-dropping plot twists of Shutter Island and And Then There Were None. How,
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Book Chat with Elm Street Books: Summer’s Hottest Books, Revealed!

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As we edge happily towards summer, Book Chat host and Readers’ Advisor Laura Cavers welcomes special guest Manda Riggs, from Elm Street Books.  The duo will highlight the hot reads of summer, and possibly offer a peek at what’s coming up for fall. You’ll leave the Chat with a long list of books for your
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Summer Writers’ Workshops – Learn the tricks of the trade used by Agatha Christie – the best-selling mystery writer of all time.

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

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

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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
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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

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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
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