Teaching

Hallie is the author of the Edgar-nominated WRITING & SELLING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL: REVISED & EXPANDED. She teaches at writing conferences and writing workshops in the United States and abroad.

Contact Hallie to discuss a workshop or master class for a large group or small. Here are just a few of the topics she teaches:

  • Writing a mystery novel: A crash course
  • Crafting a page turner
  • Creating, modulating, and mastering suspense
  • Voice and viewpoint
  • Harnessing setting
  • Creating a character web
  • Riding the wave: Suspense, action, reflection
  • Creating memorable characters
  • Plot and character: The dance
  • The ins and outs of dialogue
  • Turning tells into shows
  • Plotting a crime novel
  • Managing multiple timeliness
  • Mystery, suspense, thriller?
  • … and more

Here are some of the organizations for whom Hallie has given writing workshops:

  • Algonkian Writers Conferences
  • Book Passage Mystery Writers Workshop
  • California Crime Writers
  • Capitol Crimes Writing Retreat
  • Central Ohio Fiction Writers
  • CrimeCONN
  • Connecticut Romance Writers
  • Dallas Area Romance Writers
  • Florida Writers
  • Grub Street
  • Heart of Denver Romance Writers
  • Ladies of Intrigue Conference
  • Manhattanville College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Mad Anthony Writers
  • Midwest Writers
  • Minerva Education – Genre Writing in Tuscany
  • Mystery Writers of America (MWA) University
  • New England Crime Bake
  • Penn Writers
  • Puget Sound Writers
  • Sisters in Crime – multiple chapters
  • Sleuthfest
  • Southwest Washington Writers Conference
  • Surrey International Writers
  • Thrillerfest
  • Willamette Writers
  • Yale Summer Writers Workshop
  • Writers Digest Conferences