Mystery & Detective Fiction

Everyone has at least one good whodunit in him or her. This is your year to write yours! In this course the student will learn how to conceive and structure a mystery or detective story. The workshops will focus on creating:

·      a unique crime;

·      a detective hero;

·      an interesting time period, locale and atmosphere;

·      solid plots;

·      unusual suspects and alibis;

·      clues and red herrings;

·      clever subplots;

·      Motive, Method & Opportunity in the criminal;

·      memorable hooks;

·      effective pacing;

·      elements of suspense;

·      an effective climax;