Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010, 10:40 am
If you're a new writer, you may find that getting your novel published poses a mystery more challenging than the toughest unsolved case.
But the process doesn't have to be nearly so suspenseful. Get the inside scoop on what it takes to write a mystery, or novel of any genre, that will capture a publisher's attention during the next session of Worthington Libraries' Mark My Words writers' series, Writing Mysteries with Chris Roerden.
Roerden, who wrote the Agatha Award-winning Don't Murder Your Mystery, estimates that only one in 100 manuscripts get published as books, but there are things aspiring authors can do to improve their writing and thus, their chances of getting published.
During Writing Mysteries, which is scheduled from 7-9 pm on July 14, Roerden will explain how manuscripts are really evaluated by publishers and, through a series of exercises, show workshop attendees how to avoid making common mistakes.
Writing Mysteries, scheduled at Old Worthington Library, is free, but registration is required; please call 614-807-2626.
Mark My Words features quarterly programs aimed at introducing writers to a variety of writing styles and genres, thanks to the talents of some of central Ohio's most renowned authors.