I'm honored to be co-chair of the New England Crime Bake Committee this year and I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Crime Bake!
Join Hank Phillippi Ryan, Shannon Kirk, Elisabeth Elo, and myself as we discuss the mystery writing game.
Join us at Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner for the launch of Child Not Found. Try Tucker's craft beers and listen to the story of how the novel was inspired by a biscotti.
The only thing worse than staring at the first blank page is to be staring at the fiftieth, hundredth, or hundred and fiftieth page with no idea what should happen next. The author peers into the fog ahead, lost in a wilderness of options.
Fortunately, there is a map that not only tells us what to do at any point in our story, but also guides us, step-by-step to a thrilling showdown and satisfying conclusion. The cinematic three-act structure is the cornerstone of storytelling in our society, and once we understand it, we can find our way out of any story.
In this hands-on workshop in we'll compare our work-in-progress to the cinematic map. We'll figure out where we are, set plot goals, and develop a clear path to a thrilling conclusion that will leave our readers dying to read our next book.