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DATE & TIME: July 13th 2024

  • 12:00 pm, Networking
  • 12:15 pm, Introductions & Incentives
  • around 12:30-12:45 pm, Business meeting (we are not sure how long Intro & Incentives will take)
  • 1:30 pm, Speaker

LOCATION   |   Zoom Community Room at Huber Heights Library. 6243 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424.
SPEAKER   | Tobi Doyle & Sheila Redling, in person!
TOPIC   |   Build a mystery using the Intensive Genre Workshop Story Magic Cards. 

Build a Mystery – IGW Story Magic Cards

This session

Join Sheila Redling and Tobi Doyle of Intensive Genre Workshop (IGW) for a workshop on building a mystery story. We’ll be using our Story Magic cards to help you create and understand what makes a mystery a mystery, how to create a story, and much more. Open to all, from curious writer to seasoned pro who just wants to brush up on their writing craft skills.

Unlock and Unblock Your Creativity

Story cards are more than writing prompts, they help strengthen your writing craft skills. Mix and match the twelve categories to practice your writing skills, build better characters, and even create a story! Unlimited ways to use these cards and categories. Great for writing groups and writing solo. We have a primary pack ($50) and a romance expansion pack ($10).

You can practice breaking open tired stereotypes, deepening your vocabulary for setting and emotion, even for plotting a whole story. 

Read even more about our Story Cards at our website, or watch the video we recorded of us in action, brainstorming after we’ve drawn our story cards.

Library rules prevent any sales from occurring on site, so if you’d like to acquire a set, please email for how to pay in advance. Tobi and Sheila would hand off to you at the library.

About Our Speakers

Take a best-selling author and pantser, Sheila Redling, and a die-hard plotter, Tobi Doyle, who created content for the Romance Writers of America “Guide to Writing Romance” Pen to Paper program, add some wine, some audacity, some feminine power and you’ve got Intensive Genre Workshops—a place where genre writers, whether plotters or pantsers or anyone in between—will find resources that they can apply TODAY! Reality check: it’s loosely curated chaos, but the takeaways are fabulous. Today they’re happy to share their Build-A-Mystery workshop.

Sheila Redling, writing as SG Redling, is the author of nine novels of pure mayhem, including the bestselling thrillers FLOWERTOWN and the Dani Britton series. She is the co-founder of Intensive Genre Workshops and was the recipient of the 2022 WVLA literary merit award.    

Tobi Doyle, A hybrid romance author, has published over a dozen romance books. She writes HEAs with heat and humor, romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. She is the recipient of the 2022 Romance Writer of America PRO Mentor of the Year, and a Service Award for her work on RWA’s Pen to Paper, a guide to romance writing.

Join IGW for their conference, August 17-18, 2024, details available at their website