In this economy the best investment you can make is in your characters. Learn how to make them deeper, richer, and more fun to be around for you and your readers. After all, that’s a lot of words to spend together. Background enrichment, dialogue, and other potent tools will form the basis of this snappy workshop. But prepare to play a bit.

About the presenter

Mary Jane Maffini rides herd on three protagonists and mystery series: Charlotte Adams is a professional organizer in upstate New York, while lawyer Camilla MacPhee snoops in Canada’s capital, and Fiona Silk must be the most reluctant sleuth in West Quebec. The latest Charlotte Adams mystery is Death Loves a Messy Desk and the long-awaited sixth Camilla MacPhee book, Law & Disorder, hit the shelves in the fall 2009. Closet Confidential is due in July and she is currently working on The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder.Before turning to crime, Mary Jane had lots of mysterious fun as a librarian and a mystery bookseller. She lives and plots in Ottawa, Ontario with her long-suffering husband and two princessy dachshunds.

Workshop details

Jan. 10, 2010 at 2pm