Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Name: Sue Swift
Location: Sacramento, CA
Travel: To any state or nation other than Australia
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Bio: After surviving a brutal 20 year long career as a trial attorney, Sue Swift turned her talents to writing and has, since 1999, sold eight books, three short stories and innumerable articles. An award-winning, bestselling writer, her first murder mystery will be released in October 2006.
Possible topics: Wake Up, Little Newbie: This consists of general info that writers really need about goal-setting, publishers, small and large press careers, editors and agents. It can be tailored to the needs of your group from novice writers to the newly published.
A Sense of Place: Setting in the Novel: A craft workshop designed to teach novice and intermediate level authors to capture and communicate that elusive sense of place that permeates and lifts ordinary writing into the realm of the remarkable and memorable. Examples will be analyzed from the work of Jennifer Crusie, Chris Moore, Daphne duMaurier and others.
Fees: Negotiable

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