MWA President Jeff Deaver came to NorCal on March 10, to talk about “Writing Commercial Fiction.” As an act of generosity to Mystery Writers of America, Jeff has been traveling the country to speak to all eleven MWA chapters on the topic–at no charge to the chapters. From outlining to editing, self-pub to social media, Jeff’s … Read more
Our Indie writer panel on The Editorial Tangle, with Gigi Pandian, Steve Hockensmith, Heather Haven, Nick Mamatas, and Claire Johnson– is now up on our NorCal video/podcast page, here. This is not one of our members-only pages, so feel free to share it with anyone interested in how a self-published writer attains a cleanly edited … Read more
Can “commercial fiction” also be excellent fiction? 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: … Read more
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.
This is going to be fabulous: