Sisters in Crime has announced the first session of a four-part webinar series I’ll be hosting on writing short mystery fiction. The debut episode will be on Wednesday, September 22, at 3 p.m. ET and will offer an introduction to the short story as a distinct form, reflect on its history in the mystery genre, and evaluate the current status of short fiction in today’s world—for both readers and writers. Steph Cha, editor of the anthology The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021, will be joining for discussion on that last point.
I’m excited about the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to future sessions as well, each of which will have a specific focus and a new guest too:
- Plot and Structure with Barb Goffman in January 2022
- Prose with E.A. Aymar/E.A. Barres in April 2022
- Endings with Toni L.P. Kelner in July 2022
Thanks to Edwin Hill and Lori Rader-Day at Sisters in Crime for inviting me to lead this series and coordinating all the many details!