Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Name: L.C. (Elsie) Hayden
Location: El Paso, TX
Travel: To any state
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Bio: Hayden is a popular speaker who is often in demand. She has presented workshops and spoken at major writers' conferences. Several cruise lines have hired her to be their Author in Residence and from Oct. 06-Oct. 07, Hayden served as the talk show host for MWA's only talk show, Murder Must Air. Hayden is the creator of the popular Harry Bronson series. Her latest mystery, Why Casey Had to Die, was an Agatha finalist for Best Novel.
Possible topics: How to Add Suspense to Your Writing: the various techniques used to create suspense and hold the readers at the edge of their seats.
Creating Characters With Character: covers all the basics: viewpoint and techniques to avoid and use to create memorable, three dimentional characters.
From the Authors' Mouths: advice published authors give to beginning and established authors.
All About Publishing: I cover the pros and cons of self-publishing, publishing by small, independent publishers, and the New York publishers.
Thinking Outside the Box: Unusual and creative ways to promote your books.
Dynamic Dialogue: Techniques used to liven your dialogue and make it seem real.
Making Your Writing Sparkle: Various techniques that will improve your writing.
An Author's Life: Amusing things that have happened to authors.
Fees: Negotiable

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