Event: 8 Weeks to a Complete Novel & So You Found A Body, Now What?

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: August 14, 2021

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

Also Via Zoom; (Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
8 Weeks to a Complete Novel – Becky Clark

Have you ever wanted to speed up your process and write a complete and non-crappy novel in only two months? Learn how to create a flexible outline you can live with (even if you hate outlines), how to write fast, and how to organize yourself using Becky Clark’s tried-and-true techniques. This workshop will teach writers how they can devise their own system to reliably get from premise to THE END in only eight weeks, allowing them to write multiple books per year.

12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
So You Found A Body, Now What? – Tracy Brisendine

We’ll discuss the medicolegal death investigation process in regards to suspicious and criminal deaths, and the sometimes unrealistic portrayal of these cases in fiction. Bring any questions you have related to the dead bodies within your current work in progress, and we’ll eviscerate any potential hang-ups you might need to address in your prose. 

Please feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/


Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/279591802/

The Zoom login information will be posted in the chapter’s groups.io listserv.

About the Presenters:

BeckyClark

Becky Clark published her first novel in 2001 and has been honing her writing process ever since. She has developed many tricks and tips to speed up her writing because the key to a professional writing career is to consistently produce books.

She is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are “fast and thoroughly entertaining” with “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should “grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” She writes the Dunne Diehl novels, the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries, and the Crossword Puzzle Mysteries, as well as some nonfiction.

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tracy-brisendineTracy Brisendine is an experienced medicolegal death investigator, currently serving as a Lead Coroner’s Investigator for the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. Her education includes a degree in Criminal Justice from CSU and a graduate degree in Forensic Death Investigation from the University of Florida. Tracy is a certified death investigator through the Colorado Coroners Association and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. When she’s not playing the role of a dog and plant mom, she can be found curled up by the fireplace with a book and a cup of tea. 

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This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries.

To request more information, please use our contact form.