Desert Sleuths Workshop

On Saturday, May 11, I’ll be presenting a talk and workshop for the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Register here for the workshop, which takes place 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mountain Time (East Coast: add 3 hours; Central, add 2; MT, add 1; Pacific, subtract 0); the cost is $25 Desert Sleuths and TSinC members, $35 all others.

Here’s the description from the Desert Sleuths website:

Four or Five Key Points on the Short Story
A virtual workshop with Art Taylor

Short stories must start quickly—middle of the action. The final lines need to wrap everything up—and offer a surprise plot twist. Between start and finish, every word must count. Oh, and the best word count: 5000. (Don’t go over!)

In this virtual workshop, Edgar Award-winning short story author Art Taylor offers fresh insights and perspectives into some of the “rules” for writing short fiction—and offers tools for writers to use in drafting, revising, and putting the final polish to their own stories.

While this workshop is one of several offerings to help our members get their stories into shape for the upcoming anthology, SOWEST: DANGER AWAITS!, we encourage others to take advantage of this learning opportunity and improve your short story skills.