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                             General Meeting,  July 12th 2022 - 6.30 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 848 7459 8868

Passcode: 613345 

Sisters in Crime

July 12, 2022

Dennis Young & Members

This session will be more of a group effort by Sisters in Crime to discuss how to develop crime/law and justice type novels and the differences with other genres. 

Also addressed will be the keys to success as a crime writer. 

Questions are welcome from attendees.

1. How Sisters in Crime came about

2. Writing crime fiction: Short stories, Novellas or Full length Novels?

3. Writing in viewpoint

4. How POV defines your work

5. Crimes and characters

6. Developing crime/law/justice novels

7. What are differences from other types of novels?

8. How about romance/love in crime novels?

9. Keys to success in crime writing

10. Sources to look into: ; PSWA - Public Safety Writers & their July Conference

We meet at the United Church of Christ, at 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 

Round Tables Critique Sessions begin at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and  Mark Arnold will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.

Please email your submissions to Terry and Mark ahead of time:



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