Joanne Pence

Red Herrings and White Lies, (Clues and How to Present Them)


Bouchercon 1997 ~ Monterey, California

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(Class for All levels. 90 minutes) This workshop deals with the presentation of clues and the development of suspense. Specific details: Lecture. Presenting different kinds of clues and techniques for hiding them in a manuscript while being fair to the reader; also, about red herrings, what they are and why you want them. Villains and their prerogative; sleuths and the kin of clues they need to solve the case. Specific benefits: Everyone can use new techniques to entertain the reader who buys the book we have written. Previous presentations: Romance Writers of America; Rom Con. Bouchercon panels Seattle, Nottingham & St. Paul; Left Coast Crime and Scottsdale; next year in Seattle; Malice Domestic. Presenter?s Publications: `Culinary crime? series for Harper paperbacks: Something?s Cooking, Too Many Cooks, Cooking Up Trouble, Cooking Most Deadly.