Presented by Sisters in Crime and MysteryPeople
Our annual free workshop to celebrate Texas Mystery Writers Month with Sisters In Crime will start at 9:15, Saturday May 21st. Throughout the morning and afternoon Texas writers will share their knowledge. It is great for aspiring authors in any genre and for readers curious about the author’s process. This year we have a broad range of criminal wordsmiths. Our schedule is below:
Meet the authors and get a brief overview of the creative day to come!
9:30 – 10:30 AM
George Wier On Action Writing
George Wier, author of the successful Bill Travis series, puts you through the paces of a fine tuned action sequence and shows you how to ratchet up the tension.
11:00 AM- Noon
Terry Shames On Character And Setting Interaction
Terry Shames’ Samuel Craddock novels have been praised for their depictions of small town life. The award winning author shows how to make setting another character with whom your protagonist has a relationship.
Noon – 1:30 PM
Don’t just use this time to eat. Ask a fellow attendee you don’t know to join you and start networking.
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Brent Douglass & James Dennis On Collaboration
Brent and James make up 2/3rds of the pen name of Mile Arceneux with their friend John Davis. They will show you how to write about murder without killing your partner.
Panel Discussion With Authors
Is there something the authors didn’t cover or was there a subject we didn’t hit upon? Here’s your chance. After a quick Q&A with the authors by MysteryPeople’s Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott Montgomery, the authors take questions from you.
Attend which topics you’d like or stay all day. It is completely free. Books by the authors will be on sale. Bring, paper, pen, and your criminal mind.