On ‘The Zone’
Whilest planning my presentation for Saturday’s Sisters In Crime workshop at Portland Community College, I realized my theme is going to be pretty simple: When writing a mystery novel, you better be entertaining yourself. If the act of writing the book becomes a chore – like cleaning the cat box or making the kids’ lunch – then you’re in trouble.
So I’ll be talking about ways to stay in The Zone. To keep the writing lively and fresh and fun.
You should come check it out. Chelsea Cain, April Henry, Sharan Newman and Robert Ray will be on hand to share their knowledge. Murder By The Book will be there to talk about trends. There’ll be sandwiches, dammit. With chips and, I dunno, kosher spears. Seriously. Who could ask for anything more? Go to www.pcc.edu/community for more details.