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Reading Like a Writer: An Examination of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
March 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Workshop led by Leslie Wheeler
Great novels not only make for enjoyable reading, but also contain important lessons for writers, from beginners to veterans. We’ll examine Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel of suspense, Rebecca, with a view toward determining how the author builds a compelling tale through characterization, setting, and plotting. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to write successful fiction, whether mystery, suspense, or mainstream. Read the novel and bring your copy to the workshop, prepared to discuss.
Leslie Wheeler is the author of three “living history” mysteries, and has written a suspense novel, Rattlesnake Hill, set in the Berkshires, which was partly inspired by Rebecca. She is a co-editor at Level Best Books, serves as Speakers Bureau Coordinator for Sisters in Crime/New England, and is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake Committee, which holds an annual mystery conference.