News about upcoming events.

  • March 27, 2021

    Writers Digest University 7th Annual: Mystery & Thriller Conference

    Hallie kicks off this terrific conference with SESSION 1: Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller? How to Know What You’re About
    AT 11:00 a.m. ET
    What makes one novel a thriller, another a mystery, and another suspense, and where does your novel fit in? Learn the differences among crime fiction genres, what makes them tick. Discover examples to illustrate, and exercises to see how your ideas fit into which category. In this session, writers will learn techniques for making the most of each, as well as what agents and editors are looking for.

  • July 26 – August 1, 2021

    Willamette Writers Conference 2021

    Hallie will give a master class on creating a compelling character and offer one on one critiques at this fabulous annual writing conference, being held ON-LINE in 2021.

  • August 21, 2021

    Hallie Ephron on Crafting Suspense – Sisters in Crime/Sacramento

    Hallie gives a 1-hour presentation (@1PM PST) for Sisters in Crime/Sacramento CAPITOL CRIMES chapter – Crafting Suspense: You know it when you feel it, but how do you build it into a scene? Into a novel?
    This Zoom presentation will focus techniques for building and modulating suspense.

  • November 12–14, 2021

    New England Crime Bake

    Hallie wouldn’t miss this wonderful annual New England mystery writing conference, back at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham. Registration is open!

  • January 16–29, 2022

    2022 Workshop for SinC-GUPPY: Writing a Compelling Protagonist

    A two-week writing workshop for SinC-Guppy Online Chapter on tools and techniques for writing a compelling protagonist – 5 classes through which participants develop a compelling protagonist and develop them using a range of tools. Instructions, reading examples, exercises, discussion.