| Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
From Idea to Book: The Making of A Mystery
Professor Gary Goshgarian, English Department, College of Social Sciences
The most asked question of professor and author Gary Goshgarian is: Where do you get your ideas? This is especially true of those who write mysteries and thrillers. Usually the answer is rather boring: “I make them up.” But sometimes they come from experiences, overheard conversations, news items, movies, or out-of-the-blue inspiration. In his presentation, Goshgarian will try to explain how novelists come up with their ideas and shape them into stories, drawing from his own nine-book experience as well as those of fellow authors Stephen King, Tess Gerritsen, Dan Brown, and the late Robert B. Parker, Goshgarian’s former Northeastern office mate and close friend.
$6 per person