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January 2021

Tucson Sisters in Crime Program for January 2021

Please join us at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM January 16, 2020 via Zoom.


How to Write a Great First Line

 Diane Callahan, a graduate of The Ohio State University, has been a writing teacher and editor  for the past eight years. Currently, she’s a freelance developmental editor and collaborates on creating novels with Story Garden Publishing. Her YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer, explores a variety of topics related to writing fiction, including “How to Show, Not Tell,” “Creating Captivating Characters,” and, of course, “How to Write a Good First Line.”  She also   writes fiction across genres, with a focus on fantasy and contemporary fiction, as well as nonfiction and poetry. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

 You may want to check out Ms. Callahan’s blog at         

Please have a first line that captured your attention in a novel or short story you’ve read   available for discussion. Ms. Callahan will ask for volunteers to read a first line from a   favorite crime novel and share why you find it intriguing.  

Cost for Members is $5.00, Guests, $10.00; since there is no “door” at which to pay, please  go to CLICK HERE to secure your invitation.

Elaine Powers will host the Zoom meeting; Elise Stone will publish details in the Tucson Sisters in Crime Newsletter, so check your email for the next edition!    

If you are not a member of Tucson Sisters in Crime and/or have questions about the Zoom meetings, here is the link for you to ask questions: