Learn about sub-genres to help you build your characters and story world
Develop strategies for incorporating writing into your busy life
Build strong, memorable characters your readers won’t want to put down
Understand the role of the author in promoting their books
About this course:
This course is a crash course in how to put your dream on paper with a commitment of just fifteen minutes a day. You learn how to determine which mystery sub-genre best suits your style and interests; explore the basic tools of storytelling; and develop your sleuth, sidekick, and villain. Through helpful exercises, tips, and tricks to overcome the inevitable roadblocks (full-time job, family obligations, or attacks of self-doubt), you gain the confidence and tools to start your journey to publication. You also get frank and helpful advice on what will be expected of you, the author, in terms of self-promotion and marketing, including the importance of a website and building a social platform. Note: Although the course is geared toward the mystery genre, it can equally apply to mainstream fiction.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after March 04, 2022
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.