Master Classes with Our Featured Authors
Master classes are led by one or more of the con's featured authors, and focus on topics they are especially experienced or knowledgeable about. Presenters generally talk about their experiences and what they've learned over the span of their writing careers, and offer attendees insider tips and advice on writing, publishing and promoting. See below for details about Zoe Sharpe's Master Class from the 2015 Con.
Since Master Classes are a separately ticketed event are limited in attendance, participants have the opportunity to ask our Featured Author(s) specific questions and talk in-depth about challenges they may encounter through the writing process. Whether tyou're a writer or reader, these 90-minute sessions will provide you exciting, thought-provoking presentations you won't get anywhere else!
Check back in a few weeks to learn more about our Master Classes taught by LIMCon Chicago 2016 Featured Authors
Getting Your Plot Together (with Zoe Sharp) from the 2015 Con
This master class, led by best-selling thriller author Zoe Sharp, examines all the important elements of sitting down to write a crime novel, including the most important aspect: defining suspense and mystery versus thriller. Come and learn whether/when to plot; how to outline and summarize, for yourself, for the pitch, and for jacket copy; and other invaluable skills of the crime writer’s trade such as picking a jumping-off point, raising the stakes, the MacGuffin, how to pace, chapter breaks and cliffhangers, and how to craft an opening line that grabs the reader from the get-go.