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Mystery Writing   

You may be surprised to discover that many, if not all, of the books you have read recently are mysteries. From Dan Brown to Dennis Lehane, mysteries are hot items on today's best-seller lists. This course is designed to teach you the techniques you need to know if you want to become a best-selling mystery author.

The course begins by introducing you to the four types of stories and explains how they relate to mysteries. You will discover the three-act story structure and show you how to propel the action forward to a climax, followed by a release of tension as your readers experience a great finish. You will discover the difference between story and plot and get a chance to experiment with viewpoints to see which one works best with your mystery. This course will allow you to write a complete scene and learn the internal structure that makes every scene feel right. You will discover special techniques that apply to mysteries, including crime scene description, MacGuffins, and the use of red herrings to misdirect your readers and create suspense. Following each lesson, you will get to practice on your own story.

This information-packed online course combines the best advice of many writing professionals. Follow the guidelines taught in this course, and you will be well on your way to writing a successful mystery of your very own.

 

 
  • Mystery Writing
  • Fee: $115.00
    Six Week Class begins: 7/17/2024
    ONLINE CLASS
    Discover techniques needed to become a successful mystery writer. This course combines the best advice of many writing professionals, tempered with the instructor's own experience as a mystery writer, to have you on your way to writing a best-selling mystery.

    For details, including registration info: Mystery Writing.
 

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