Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Screenwriter of Cocktail Lecture at NY Library

"The Art of Distraction: Using Red Herrings in Mysteries," with moderator, Jane K. Cleland and panelists, Annamaria Alfieri, Peggy Ehrhart, Heywood Gould, Roberta Isleib, Robert Quackenbush and Charles Salzberg of Mystery Writers of America"

"A red herring is a “false clue,” used by writers the way magicians use sleight of hand—the goal is to distract readers from what’s really going on. When done well, red herrings add complexity to plots and intrigue to stories. In this lively panel, you’ll hear how authors who write in various mystery genres, from hard boiled and noir, to traditional and children's, use red herrings into their plots. These distinguished writers will discuss which red herrings they use and how they weave them into their narratives to create engaging and ingenious puzzles." - From NY Public Library
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:30 PM

This sounds like a great opportunity for those of you interested in becoming writers.

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