Committing the Perfect Crime: Writing Your First Mystery
WRITING X 413.2E
Get expert guidance in planning your mystery or suspense novel as you learn the fundamentals of crime writing.
What you can learn.
- Learn the fundamentals of crime writing
- Build a strong structure to craft effective story pacing
- Identify point of view, setting, and characters with realistic dialogue
- Place clues and red herrings to build a compelling puzzle for your reader
About this course:
Do you long to commit the perfect crime--and see it bound between covers and on the bestseller lists? Designed for beginners as well as those with a work-in-progress who need direction, this course is a supportive, results-oriented workshop that guides you in planning your mystery or suspense novel, or revising some of the choices made in your work-in-progress. You learn the fundamentals of crime writing, including structure and pacing, point-of-view, setting, character development, dialogue and voice, and clues and red herrings, as well as self-editing techniques. Also covered are the practical aspects of attracting the right agent and/or editor. The goal is to draft the first chapter of your planned mystery or suspense novel.