2019 Gold Rush Writers Conference

CRIMINAL MINDS: THE ELEMENTS OF CRIME WRITING


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kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent
CRIMINAL MINDS: THE ELEMENTS OF CRIME WRITING

Whether you're writing historical fiction or crime novels, certain craft elements remain the same: an engaging story, robust, multi-dimensional characters, pacing and building tension within the narrative.
But, as the "slow burn" can work well for historical fiction, more energetic pacing and the element of surprise are crucial to crime and mystery novels.

This presentation will focus on effective strategies for writing exciting stories in the crime and mystery genres: building durable, nuanced characters, the distillation of authentic dialogue, narrative pacing, and dynamic conflict resolution, as well as exploring one of the most important parts of your novel-in-progress. . . (hint, it comes at the end).

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