Margaret Lucke

Tales of Love, Ghosts and Murder

 
Upcoming Events

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
2 - 4 pm


FREMONT WRITERS CLUB

DeVry University
6600 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA
cwc-fremontareawriters.org

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"Whose Head Am I In, Anyway?" — A talk on how master the fine art of point of view in your fiction. Free and open to the public.


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

1 -3 pm


TOWN SQUARE WRITERS

Town Square Library

1 Town Square Place

Vacaville, CA

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"Whose Head Am I In, Anyway?" -- A talk on how to master the fine art of point of view in your fiction. Free and open to the public. (A repeat of the Feb 25 presentation.)


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MARCH 16 - 19, 2017


LEFT COAST CRIME 2017: HONOLULU HAVOC

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort

Honolulu, HI

leftcoastcrime/2017.org

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Left Coast Crime, an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans, is always great fun. Panels, interviews, workshops, social events, and great conversation -- all on the beach at Waikiki.

I will be on two panels:

* Paranormal & Supernatural: Unearthly people abound -- Saturday, 10:30 am

* Novel Plotting: Clever twists & turns -- Sunday, 9 am

 

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Classes

 

 

Mystery Writing

 

FALL 2017 SESSION -- Dates to be announced

 

UC BERKELEY EXTENSION

Golden Bear Center

1995 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA

 

The mystery is the one of the most popular and pleasurable forms of storytelling for both readers and writers. In this class you will explore the art, the craft, and the business of writing crime fiction in its many forms, including detective stories (from cozy to hard-boiled), police procedurals, thrillers, and suspense. Class discussions, writing exercises, and guest speakers will give you clues and techniques for creating successful mystery novels and short stories: creating strong characters, portraying vivid settings, building suspense, and developing a convincing plot with a satisfying resolution. The course will guide you through the process, from finding ideas to marketing your work.   

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Watch for registration details.


 

Looking for a Speaker?

If you'd like to have a great speaker for a group or instructor for a writing class or workshop, please contact me.

I enjoy speaking to library audiences, writers groups and community organizations, and sharing my enthusiasm for writing with participants.

I have talks and workshops ready to deliver, or I can develop one to suit your interests and needs.



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A Sampling of Student Comments

"A wonderful class! It was so well organized, focused, and inspirational."

"You are a wonderful and inspiring teacher, thank you. I have been looking for a way to finally begin writing, and you gave me the tools and the courage to do it."

"[Margaret] was very insightful, committed and knowledgeable. The class was a
sheer delight."

"I wanted you to know that Peggy was *outstanding* today, first giving a short story class all morning, then as luncheon speaker . . . 
She was so well prepared, amusing, informative, inspiring . . . the buzz was terrific!"