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** Postponed ** Never Saw that Coming! an all-day writing workshop with Wendy Corsi Staub

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Publick House (Paige Hall)
Publick House website
277 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Edwin Hill
Ursula Wong
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** This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will reschedule in the near future. **

In this interactive, day-long workshop New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub offers tools you can use right away in your own writing to craft solid suspense fiction that keeps the reader guessing. 

Wendy will cover topics such as

* Creating suspense through character, including tips on how to build an unreliable narrator
* Using point-of-view, including that of the villain, to control what the reader knows
* Managing the pacing of your novel with clues and props to create twists in the story
* Increasing tension through scene shifts, cliffhangers, and reveals

She'll also offer solid tips on pitfalls to avoid, including creating inorganic endings, inauthentic characters, or twists that are too easy to guess. 

Schedule for the Day
10 a.m. Coffee available
10:15 - 10:45 Intros and announcements 
11:00 - 12:30 First workshop with Wendy
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:35 - 3:30 Second workshop
3:30 - 4 Wrap-up
4:00 Gather at the bar


The event will be held at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA. We have a room block at the hotel for the negotiated rate of $159/night available to reserve through April 7. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at 508-347-3313 and mention Sisters in Crime New England or use the code 0520SI. 

Publick House
277 Main Street
Sturbridge MA 02566

About Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub has published more than 90 novels over a 27-year career, under her own name and various pseudonyms including Wendy Markham. Her latest psychological suspense novels LITTLE GIRL LOST and DEAD SILENCE (William Morrow) are the first two titles in Foundlings, a psychological suspense trilogy that concludes with THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER, coming in late summer, 2020.  

Other recent publications include DEAD OF WINTER (Crooked Lane), the third in her “Lily Dale” traditional mystery series set in the upstate NY town populated by psychic mediums, and a short story "The Elephant in the Room" in a Creative Resistance anthology (Nasty Woman Press). She’s been honored five times with the Westchester Library Association Washington Irving Prize for Fiction; has won an RWA Rita Award, an RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, and the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement; and is a three-time finalist for the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her family and rescue cats.