Jeff Deaver says YES, and will tell us how to do just it.
Writing is a business, MWA President Deaver says. Yes, it’s satisfying, and creative, and challenging—but if it doesn’t sell, it’s not going anywhere.
Plot and pacing, character and dialogue, tension and detail, outlining and revisions: the craft of storytelling.
Commercial fiction: complex, intense, human roller-coasters…
that are written to sell.
Join MWA NorCal’s day-long, members-only event: Jeffery Deaver’s Master Class on Writing Commercial Fiction is held on March 10, 2018 in Oakland. Free to NorCal members, lunch included. Signup with Eventbright, here.
Not a member? Anyone can join MWA, writer or not—here.
Saturday’s MWA NorCal Indie/self pub workshop went really, really well! One packed room, five packed panels, a selection of packed lunches–more about the event in the newsletter, but if you missed it, you missed out, this time.
A panel about wrongful convictions: how do such convictions come about? How does someone get exonerated, and what happens afterward? And, how did we come up with a book of bestselling authors telling the stories of exonorees?
Panelists are lawyer/writers Leslie S. Klinger and Laura Caldwell of the Life After Innocence project, co-editors of The Anatomy of Innocence; writer Laurie R. King, one of the book’s contributors; Linda Starr, co-founder and legal director of the Northern California Innocence Project; and exonoree Maurice Caldwell,who was arrested, convicted, and spent 20 years in prison for a murder he had nothing to do with. (http://law.scu.edu/ncip/exonerations/maurice-caldwell/ )
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00-8:00 at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret auditorium—free and open to the public. Sponsored by Mystery Writer of America, NorCal chapter and Book Passage. Details, location, and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-after-innocence-tickets-33684527328