Chapter Meeting Schedule

BUILD YOUR CAREER IN A YEAR

The primary objective of the Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers is emphasized in the chapter’s slogan: “Write ~ Publish ~ Sell”.  We’re dedicated to helping our members achieve those three goals and develop their careers as published authors, to reach the highest possible levels of success.

In keeping with that commitment, we introduce the “Build Your Career in a Year” program to assist all chapter members with the necessary “building blocks” to either enhance their current careers as published authors, or to put the necessary “bricks” in place to begin a career as an author.

With an emphasis on craft, and marketing and promotions, our chapter presents outstanding Special Events, our signature Fireside Chats series and the following exceptional programs during our monthly chapter meetings.

2021 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS

NO CHAPTER MEETING IN JULY

Mastering Pace—A Critical Key to Captivating Readers

Robin Burcell, Internationally Bestselling Author
Two Time Anthony-Award Winner, Barry-Award Winner and Macavity-Award Nominee                 

Do you want to keep readers enthralled and turning pages late into the night?
When does a fast pace improve a story, and how will a slow pace enrich it?
Why does pace impact every element of a story?
How can balanced pacing help develop ideas and themes?
What effect does pace have on the mood of a book?
Why will skillful pacing spark a reader’s connection to characters—and the events that surround them?
Learn how to analyze your own novel for proper pacing!
Pace is more than non-stop action, cliffhangers or a wild, rollercoaster ride.
Discover the Secrets  to pacing that draw readers into the story and keep them mesmerized!

THEN, the next email you receive just might say: “I finished your novel at 3 AM this morning, and now I have to go to work. When’s your next book coming out?” 

Join Robin for this dynamic and essential workshop!     

Saturday, August 14, 2021
10:30 AM to 12 Noon – Arizona Time
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Don’t Miss an Outstanding Seminar on a Challenging Topic!

 Register Today!  

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Literary Agent (and more!)

Paula Munier, writer, editor, teacher and agent. Paula is a Senior Agent and Content Strategist with Talcott Notch LIterary Services.


10:30 AM to 12 Noon – Arizona Time
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Visit Paula’s website

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021

Great Beginnings!  

Hank Phillipi Ryan, USA Today Bestselling
and award-winng author, winner of five
Agatha Awards and Mary Higgins Clark Award winner
.


10:30 AM to 12 Noon – Arizona Time
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Visit Hank’s website

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Settings & Descriptions 

Delia C. Pitts, former Chicago journalist, a career in the United States Foreign Service, author of over 60 fan fiction stories and current popular noir Ross Agency mystery series.




10:30 AM to 12 Noon – Arizona Time
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Visit Delia’s website

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021

Editing!  

Jessica Page Morrell, top tier developmental
editor and author


10:30 AM to 12 Noon – Arizona Time
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Visit Jessica’s website

Please Note: Chapter meetings will take place via Zoom for the remainder of 2021. We will monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and make plans accordingly after that.

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