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LIVE WEBINAR - SinC Into Great Writing: Creating Authentic Characters
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LIVE WEBINAR - SinC Into Great Writing: Creating Authentic Characters

"SinC Into Great Writing: Creating Authentic Characters" will be part workshop, part conversation, all helpful for writers who are interested in writing characters that are complex and compelling.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/3/2020
When: Saturday, October 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
Where: United States

Online registration is available until: 10/3/2020
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Title: “SinC Into Great Writing: Creating Authentic Characters ”

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 3:45 p.m. ET

Presenters: K. Tempest Bradford, Walter Mosley, Lou Berney

Cost: Free for members and $25 for non-members (sign in to register)


SinC Into Great Writing, an annual Sisters in Crime tradition, moves online with a special event on creating authentic characters. Edgar® Award-winning authors Walter Mosley and Lou Berney discuss their methods and best advice for characters your readers will believe and follow anywhere. Special guest K. Tempest Bradford leads a workshop on representing characters whose gender, sexual orientation, racial heritage, or other aspect of identity may be very different from your own.

We’ll wrap up the event with a special presentation by Sisters in Crime.

On Character: A conversation between Walter Mosley and Lou Berney.

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

Lou Berney is the author of November Road (a Washington Post Best Book of 2018 and Anthony Award winner), The Long and Faraway Gone (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Macavity, and ALA awards), Whiplash River, and Gutshot Straight, all from William Morrow. He’s also written a collection of stories, The Road to Bobby Joe, and his short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He teaches in the MFA program at Oklahoma City University. He is a member of Sisters in Crime.

Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media critic, reviewer, and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines including Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Sunspot Jungle, In the Shadow of the Towers, and many more. She’s the host of ORIGINality, a podcast about the roots of creative genius, and contributes to several more. Her media criticism and reviews can be found on NPR, io9, and in books about Time Lords. When not writing, she teaches classes on writing inclusive fiction through LitReactor and Visit her website at




Hosted by Sisters in Crime national president Lori Rader-Day, the Edgar Award-nominated author of The Lucky One.

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