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writing with writers series

Join us for an evening of listening, learning and writing as we celebrate North Shore authors. Whether you’re keen on discovering how to build suspense in a story, write compelling plots and believable characters, or hone your life story into an engaging read, the Writing with Writers series offers something for you. This interactive evening workshop series takes place four times per year and is free.


Writing Unforgettable Suspense, Plot or Characterization. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Do you know if you’re writing mystery, suspense, or thriller? Does it matter? If you’re confounded or confused about your genre, you’re not alone. In this hands-on workshop, twice-published author Karen Dodd will show you how to write an unforgettable story, regardless of genre, by creating characters with depth. It’s often been said there are no new stories out there. That every novel is just an old story in a new package. True? Not if your characters are unique. It’s dynamic and evolving characters that create tension. That’s what makes your story “un-put-downable.” This is particularly relevant if you’re writing a series; strong characters will live in your readers’ heads long after they’ve finished your book. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get a little “messy” as Karen destroys a few myths and guides you through techniques and exercises to craft your own three-dimensional, well-developed characters.

Presented in partnership with the North Shore Writers' Association.

Registration required; please register here.

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