Events downtown

Jun 16

Plotting Your Book with Polka Dots!
Location: 314 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine 04101, US
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event website

A Workshop on Plotting Mysteries and Thrillers at the Maine Crime Wave

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, getting stuck is part of writing. Or is it? Using this Polka Dot Plotting method, learn tools to get you unstuck, to bring more life into your characters and your story, and to build up momentum again.

Note: This special workshop is limited to 12 people and will happen during the Maine Crime Wave. It is only available to those who register for the Maine Crime Wave.

Agatha award nominee Jessica Ellicott loves fountain pens, red convertibles and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar. She indulges her passion for historical fiction and all things British by writing the Beryl and Edwina Mysteries and the forthcoming WPC Billie Harkness Mysteries. Jessica’s books have twice received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly as well as one from Library Journal. Her first novel won the Daphne du Maurier award for mystery. As Jessica Estevao she wrote The Change of Fortune Mysteries. When inspiration strikes, she writes contemporary mysteries as Jessie Crockett.