Bouchercon is an international mystery convention, the largest in the world, typically held in North America. Fittingly, Bouchercon 2017: Passport to Murder was held in Toronto, a very international, very lovely city.
I had a great time catching up with long-time mystery friends and making new ones during the conference.
One of the highlights of the conference was a one-day workshop organized by Sisters in Crime– SinC Into Great Writing IX! Learn How to Give Your Novels Structure by Alexandra Sokoloff. We learned screenwriting techniques that can be applied to fiction writing. Alex finished with an excellent and very instructive commentary on the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.Â