By Mary Angela Harmon
Meetings of the Triad “Murder We Write” writers’ group are offering expert presentations — free and open to all writers in all genres — as a public service.
Murder We Write programs are organized by the Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC). SinC’s programs are designed to help writers improve their skills — writing, publishing, marketing, and the business of being a writer — and presentations are given by professionals.
High Point Library hosts these writer programs at 901 N Main Street, in High Point, North Carolina.
The Triad Chapter covers High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem; however, writers from elsewhere are welcome. The Sisters in Crime, Inc. network has thousands of members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors and writers in other genres.
Upcoming meetings include presentations by a variety of experts. Meetings run 2-4pm.
Consider Arson as Creative Fuel to Light Up Whatever You’re Writing
Scheduled for November 13, 2016, this presentation will be given by Mike Levins, Assistant Fire Chief of High Point Fire Department.
Chief Levins will share techniques of arson investigation and evidence collection supported with case files and closed cases.
Create Characters with Psychic Abilities
In this January 15, 2017, presentation, M. Angie Harmon shares unique skills with all. She has done psychic readings and healings professionally since 2009, and teaches others to connect to their guides and angels and do readings themselves.
She’s experienced the paranormal since the age of 4.
Create Vivid Description without Clichés
The February 19, 2017, presentation will be given by Jennie Spallone, author of two written expression texts and three adult mysteries and a former freelance journalist.
Ms. Spallone will teach you how to use high-intensity verbs for greater impact on your readers. You’ll also have fun discussing the clichés in plot that too many authors of all genres rely on.
Killing Your Characters with Poisons…Then Curing Them!
The March 19, 2017 presenter is O’Teanea, an Herbalist, Reiki Master, and holistic practitioner of Onondaga and Scottish heritage.
Her family traditions are deeply rooted in the Earth. These traditions and her studies of biochemistry at Saginaw Valley State University will give you many ideas for inciting incidents in your stories, no matter what genre you write.