ONLINE The Zebra Did It!
4 Weeks | Thursdays | 7-9PM MT | Begins April 11, 2024
Instructor: Jonathan Whitelaw
MEMBER PRICE: $150.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $200.00
How many times have you read a mystery novel and thought 'I know how this will end' only to be proven right? Crime and mystery fiction continues to be one of the most read, most commercially successful genres of creative writing. Millions of stories are sold around the world every month dealing with everything from serial killers to fraud, extortion and general criminality. And we all love it, right?
This course introduces you to the basic building blocks of mystery and crime fiction writing. From coming up with believable plots, vicious killers and know-it-all detectives, to deciding which style of the genre you want to write in. You'll learn about plotting, red herrings, how to create intriguing stories and twists that will have readers guessing all the way to last page. And as a word of warning from a crime writer - your Google search history will never be the same again!
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jonathan Whitelaw is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism, covering everything from sports to music to radioactive waste – and everything in between. He's also a regular reviewer, panellist, podcaster and commentator. Jonathan's cozy mystery series - The Bingo Hall Detectives - won the Lakeland Book of the Year prize for fiction in 2023. His latest novel is The Village Hall Vendetta.