Making Crime Pay is a workshop for aspiring mystery writers offered by the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex on Saturday, April 20. Widely published authors Marcia Talley and Kate Charles will offer "Making Crime Pay," a workshop for aspiring mystery writers.
Talley, who has written 12 Hannah Ives mysteries, is a past president of Sisters in Crime, Inc. Like her protagonist, she lives in Annapolis, Maryland. Charles, a former Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association (U.K.), is the author of Deep Waters and two previous novels featuring Anglican cleric, Callie Anson. Her earlier novels include the Lucy Kingsley and David Middleton-Brown "Book of Psalms" mysteries and three stand-alones. Originally from Ohio, Charles now lives and writes in Ludlow, Shropshire, U.K.
The two will share their expertise in an intensive, one-day workshop. Expect to work hard as Kate and Marcia take you through the four fundamentals of writing a crime novel: plot, character, dialogue, and narrative. The day will conclude with a nuts and bolts session during which the subjects discussed will include: preparing a manuscript for submission, agents, reference books, working methods, and publicity. A boxed lunch will be provided, but to make the best possible use of time, everyone will eat while working. Full cost for the workshop is $50. Registration (click on tickets) is through the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem Street in downtown or Etix . For questions, contact the Halle Center at 919.249.1120.