WriteNow! 2014

REGISTER TODAY!

WriteNow! 2014 will be held 

6-9 p.m. Friday, August 15

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014

NEW LOCATION:  Embassy Suites Phoenix – North

2577 West Greenway Road,  Phoenix, Arizona,  85023

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Catriona McPherson (catrionamcpherson.com)

DS Catriona McPherson photo by Cathi Stoler

 Timothy Hallinan (timothyhallinan.com)
DS Timothy Hallinan

Mark Sullivan (marksullivanbooks.com)DS Mark Sullivan

                             Graham Brown (grahambrownthrillers.com)DS GRAHAM BROWN

 

 

 

 NEW THIS YEAR!

One-on-one critique by a published author: Bring the first 15 pages and a synopsis of current work you’d like to have critiqued by a Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths member and published author to the Fri., Aug. 15 evening event. Meet the DS member author, and a written critique will be sent to you within two weeks following the conference. $20

When you register, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the critique as well. Limited to first 15 writers.

Also, a plated lunch will be served, and when you register, you can select from:

Chicken Caesar Salad

London Broil

Gluten-free, Chef’s choice

Vegetarian, Chef’s choice

 

Want to stay at the hotel? Call the  Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix North Reservations Department at 1-800-EMBASSY and ask for the Desert Sleuths group or “SDS” discount rate of $79, which include free parking and free internet.  Guests may also book a reservation by visiting the Desert Sleuths reservations page at http://bit.ly/UKLsGl  Reservations should be made by July 16, 2014. 

JOIN US TODAY!

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MASTERING CRIME FICTION:  A WHODUNNIT HOW-TO

Fri., Aug. 15, 2014

6-9 p.m.  Meet and greet with author speakers, members, guests

Sat., Aug. 16, 2014

8-9 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

9-9:15 – Welcome, Anthology 2015 Promotion:

Laurie Fagen, 2014 President, Merle McCann, Programs

9:15-10:15 a.m. – Creating Characters WHO Breathe: Catriona MacPherson

10:30-11:30 a.m. – WHAT Really Works? Optimize Writing Time, Increase Productivity: Mark Sullivan

11:45-1 p.m. – Lunch, awards, raffles

1-2 p.m. – WHY? Your Plot, the Heart of the Story: Graham Brown

2:15-3 – WHERE Do I Go From Here? Getting to the Finish Line: Tim Hallinan

3:15- 4 – HOW To Make it Happen - a Q & A with  Graham, Tim and Mark, moderated by Catriona

4 – Final raffles