Appearances: ALA

Sisters in Crime-Colorado will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, February 9-12, 2018. Come on by and say hello…

Shifts Authors
Friday 2/9 5:30-7 Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Peg Brantley
Saturday 2/10 9-11 Leeann Betts, Fleur Bradley
Saturday 2/10 11-1 Elizabeth Richards,  Theresa Crater
Saturday 2/10 1-3 Rhonda Blackhurst, Naomi Hirahara
Saturday 2/10 3-5 Karen (K.L.) Docter, Margaret Mizushima, Terrie Wolf
Sunday 2/11 9-11 Catherine Dilts, Sue Hinkin, Cordia Booth
Sunday 2/11 11-1 Jennifer Kincheloe, Nora Page
Sunday 2/11 1-3 Chris Goff,  Mary Birk
Sunday 2/11 3-5 Ann Dominguez, Shawn McGuire
Monday 2/12 9-11:30 Rosemary Berry,  Sandra Murphy
Monday 2/12 11:30-2 Karen Whalen,  Francelia Belton

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Appearance: Jennifer Kincheloe, Barbara Nickless, Cynthia Kuhn

You are invited to a launch party at Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colfax) on November 14, release day for Jennifer Kincheloe’s The Woman in the Camphor Trunk. Joining her will be Barbara Nickless, author of Dead Stop, and Cynthia Kuhn, author of The Art of Vanishing. There will be readings, cake, music, and surprises! RSVP here.

Appearance: Christine Goff, Cynthia Kuhn, Margaret Mizushima, Rhonda Blackhurst, Leann Betts, and Karen C. Whalen

You are invited to Cozy Tea Time with local authors on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Welcome to the Bookstore (1300 E Bridge Street, Brighton, Colorado 80601). There will be readings, games, prizes, and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

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Online Plotting Workshop with Karen Docter

Online Plotting Workshop for Authors!! The “W” Plot…Or The Other White Meat for Plotters presented by Bestselling Author, Karen/K.L. Docter

karendocter3I’m dusting off my “W” Plot…Or The Other White Meat for Plotters workshop for 1-TIME ONLY this year for the good folks at STAR (Southern Tier Authors of Romance). If you’ve been wanting to try this plotting method with oodles of help applying the technique (yes, I’m very hands on 🙂 ) to your own book, check out the details of this month-long plotting course!

The “W” Plot … or The Other White Meat for Plotters…

If you don’t know what the W-Plot is, this month-long course is for you. It is perfect for pantsers and plotters, and anyone looking for ways to up tension and conflict in their scenes and WIP. Karen Docter has come out of retirement to give this workshop one time in 2017.

  • Dates: Mar. 6-31
  • Presenter: Karen Docter

Course Content: One of the staples of any writers’ group conversations is the plot.  It’s integral to every novel, holds everything together.  It’s the vehicle that carries readers from page one to “The End”.  It’s one of the scariest things an author faces when s/he decides, hey, I want to write a novel! How many of us have made this decision, then stared at that blank page or computer screen, without a clue how to proceed?  What about those of us who write by the seat of our pants, the pantsters? Do we dare risk scaring off our muse by plotting our story? How do the mega-plotters, the overachievers, know when it’s time to stop and just put pen to paper? Join Karen and uncover the skeleton of your own novel using the W-plotting method and see how easy it is to apply these techniques to the synopsis we all love to hate.

See what New Students of the “W” are saying…

Before I found the W Plotting Method my story ideas started out fine, but eventually drifted off into mayhem. Karen’s technique covers both characterization and plot, and if you do the work, you end up with a full synopsis and a story that’s exciting, fluid, logical and full of surprises for the reader, before you even begin writing. I couldn’t be more satisfied!  ~ Julia Tagan, Author

Karen’s online W course on craft is the best approach to plotting I’ve ever come across. The W method offers a simple, basic way to nail down even the most complicated plot so you can spot holes in the story before you write the first word. No more ‘sagging middles’ and worrying about whether the story I’m writing is living up to its potential. Karen is a terrific instructor who gives thoughtful feedback every step of the way. I left the month long online course with a newfound confidence.  ~ Margaret Carroll, Rita nominated author

I’ve run the gamut–taken classes, attended seminars, won contests, even got agents interested in my work, but there was always a piece missing. When I signed up for Karen’s class, I thought: What the heck–it can’t hurt. But did it help? Wow! Game changer. I now have a viable roadmap to salvage my earlier work as well as a new direction for my WIP. Karen’s method rocks! Totally. ~ Kristen Boe

The “W” for plotting combines the best of practicality and creativity. This step-by-step plan encourages writers to explore their characters and what happens between them. I highly recommend it to both beginning and advanced writers. The workshop is well worth the time.  ~ Jane Choate, Published Author

Recently I attended Karen Docter’s Plotting “W” Workshop, skeptical because I’m an In-the Mist-writer. But let’s face it sometimes In-the Mist writers get derailed due to fog. Karen’s “W” workshop lets you chart a course from beginning to middle to end, not only for your protagonists, but for your antagonists as well. Whether you prefer the most comprehensive roadmap to detail your plot or just the highlights so your muse has its say, Karen shows us an effective way to keep one’s story on track, saving months of time and preventing tossed pages.  ~ Donnell Ann Bell, Published Author

For more testimonials: http://www.karendocter.com/workshop/testimonials

About Karen/K.L Docter…

Bestselling Author Karen Docter writes contemporary romance. When she feels the need to feed the dark side, she writes intense suspenseromcon1 thrillers as K.L. Docter. She’s an award-winning author, a four-time Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist, and won the coveted Kiss of Death Romance Writers Daphne du Maurier Award Category (Series) Romantic Mystery Unpublished division. She has a Technical Journalism degree and has taught college level composition. She taught her online “W” Plot…Or The Other White Meat for Plotters workshop to numerous RWA chapters for over 14 years.

Connect with Karen:
http://www.karendocter.com
Twitter: @KarenDocter
Karen Docter FB: goo.gl/6TXc5X
K.L. Docter FB: goo.gl/uD1iGL
Goodreads: https://goo.gl/bsswDd

Join Karen online!

STAR Website/Blog: Fee: $25 RWA members $30 Non-members

W-Plot REGISTRATION FORM

Sponsored by the Southern Tier Authors of Romance. For more information e-mail jmbkosterSTAR@gmail.com

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Appearance: Chris Goff

Award-winning author Christine Goff will be speaking at Chautauqua in Boulder on November 16th about her 6th book in the bestselling Birdwatcher’s Mystery series, A owlsPARLIAMENT OF OWLS. Each book in the Birdwatcher’s Mystery series tackles global environmental themes. OWLS focuses on burrowing owls and habitat. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 / $7 for Concert Members (and as a holiday special, you can enter the word “owls” in the promo box and purchase tickets for the member price). Christine will be donating her share of the ticket proceeds to the Boulder Bird Club. For more information on the program or to purchase tickets, please visit the Chautauqua website (https://www.chautauqua.com/portfolio/christine-goff-a-parliament-of-owls/).