Monday, February 21, 2011

Designing Winning Protagonists for Today's Mystery Market

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This is the title of my upcoming presentation at Left Coast Crime 2011
in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was selected as a Cuento presentation.

What do reader demographics and buying patterns tell us about what the
contemporary reader wants? How do you design characters to appeal to
big segments of the market? Can fictional characters be positive role
models for readers, especially younger readers? Let's have some fun
predicting what future 'breakthrough' protagonists will be like!

                                                     That's what I'm going to be talking about. Hope to see you there!
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