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Writing Workshop with Anne Cleeland

Writing Workshop 

Acclaimed author of historical fiction and contemporary mysteries, Anne Cleeland, will present a series of five writing workshops at the Newport Beach Public Library.  The workshops are free but space is limited and a reservation at each workshop is required. Topics and registration links for the workshops are as follows:

January 31 -- How to Write a Book: A Basic Primer

February 28 -- Creating Memorable Characters

March 28 -- Finding Your Nemo: Editing Tips

April 25 -- Writing Mysteries/Romantic Suspense

May 30 -- Query and Pitch: How to Approach New York Publishers

Anne Cleeland


Anne Cleeland writes a contemporary Scotland Yard mystery series that is featured in the Amazon top 100 best sellers. She also writes a historical series of stand-alone books set in the Regency period.  A member of International Thriller Writers, The Historical Novel Society, and Mystery Writers of America, she lives in Newport Beach and has four children. 


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