Writing with Writers: Writing Unforgettable Suspense, Plot or Characterization
7:00 PM19:00

Writing with Writers: Writing Unforgettable Suspense, Plot or Characterization

  • 120 West 14th Street North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1N9 Canada (map)
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Writing with Writers:
Writing Unforgettable Suspense, 
Plot, or Characterization?

Wednesday, May 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration required (please see below)

Do you know if you’re writing mystery, suspense, or thriller? Does it matter? If you’re confounded or confused about your genre, you’re not alone.

In this hands-on workshop, twice-published author Karen Dodd will show you how to write an unforgettable story, regardless of genre, by creating characters with depth.

It’s often been said there are no new stories out there. That every novel is just an old story in a new package. True? Not if your characters are unique. It’s dynamic and evolving characters that create tension. That’s what makes your story “un-put-downable.” This is particularly relevant if you’re writing a series; strong characters will live in your readers’ heads long after they’ve finished your book.

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get a little “messy” as Karen destroys a few myths and guides you through techniques and exercises to craft your own three-dimensional, well-developed characters.

All are welcome. Registration required  View in calendar and to register online

Questions, contact: staleban@cnv.org

Presented in partnership with the North Shore Writers' Association

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10:00 AM10:00

Write On Vancouver & Sisters in Crime, Canada West


I will be helping "woman" the table for our local chapter of SinC from noon to 2pm, Saturday, May 12th. I'd love to chat and will have copies of my latest book, SCARE AWAY THE DARK for sale. But come by anytime and meet our other great Sisters in Crime and check out their books as well. Hope to see you there!



May 12


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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7:00 PM19:00

An Evening In Sicily [SOLD OUT]

I'll be reading from Scare Away the Dark as a large part of the book's setting is in Sicily. One of our local residents and native Sicilian will be demonstrating an authentic dish from the region and we'll all enjoy it together. As this is an intimate salon-type event, seating is limited.

Presented by The Lions Bay Arts Council

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