ITW Town Hall: Secrets of a Series

With Elizabeth George, Robert Dugoni, Tracy Clark, Gregg Hurwitz and Hank Phillippi Ryan (moderator).

So you’re planning to write a series! That’s great! And writing the first book is no problem. But how can you possibly keep it going?

Career Switch: Writing Historical Crime Fiction

The inspiration for writing is often drawn from one’s own passions and experiences. When I started writing THE DEATH MASK MURDERS, I was working as a volunteer guide at the Old Melbourne Gaol. I’ve always been fascinated by history, architecture and, I have to admit, crime and punishment. Being a teacher can do that to you!

Author Priscilla Paton on Effective Research

Author Priscilla Paton, author of the Twin City Mysteries, is known for her suspenseful and well-researched novels. We asked Paton about the best resources for discovering hard-to-find information and those specific details that make a novel feel factually and emotionally authentic. Here’s what we learned.

Writing Realistic Dialogue

Jacquelin Thomas’s broad range of writing work has garnered plenty of well-deserved attention. She’s the winner of several awards, including two EMMA awards. Here, she shares her tips for writing captivating dialogue.