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DEADLY INK ACADEMY

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
P.M. CARLSON
TUNING UP YOUR WRITING PROCESS
The most important part of your mystery is YOU!

This workshop is about
*inspiring yourself
*finding a writing schedule that works for you
*getting (and giving) helpful criticism

Led by author P.M. CARLSON. Pat has
*been a finalist for Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards
*taught psychology courses at Cornell University
*served as sixth President of national Sisters in Crime

Her books include
*The Maggie Ryan series (set in New York state in the '60s and 70's, amateur sleuth)
*The Marty Hopkins series (set in Indiana, police procedural)
*The Bridget Mooney short stories (a nineteenth-century would-be actress meets real historical figures)

PLEASE BRING FIVE COPIES OF A PAGE OR TWO OF YOUR WRITING TO SHARE

11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CHRIS ROERDEN
8 EXQUISITE, ESSENTIAL, EXCEPTIONAL MYSTERY-WRITING TECHNIQUES TO MASTER
Lively 2-hour+ interaction for serious writers presented by Chris Roerden, book editor 57 years, author of

Don't Murder Your Mystery
*Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book;
*Anthony Award finalist
*Macavity Award finalist *Writer's Digest Book Club alt. selection
and its expanded version for all genres . . .
Don't Sabotage Your Submission
*Benjamin Franklin Award for Literary Criticism
*Florida Writers Assn. Best Educational/ Instructional Book
*Florida Writers Royal Palm (best of show)
*Foreword Review finalist for Writing Book of the Year

Optional:
*Bring one or more first lines to read: your own, your favorite by another mystery author, and/or the worst you ever saw
*Bring an example of your own or another author's first use of backstory, background, and/or character description