ONLINE Get COZY with Your Killers - a writer's guide to the cozy mystery
April 13 - June 1, 2023
7pm - 9pm MT
Instructor: Jonathan Whitelaw
MEMBER PRICE: $255.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $340.00
Cozy crime is on the rise. Or maybe it's never really gone. Modern writers like Richard Osman and Janice Hallett have breathed new life into the genre pioneered by the likes of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.
But just how do you go about getting cozy with murderers, killers and other bad eggs?
This course will look at the fundamentals of what makes a cozy mystery different from other forms of crime fiction.
You'll look at crafting characters, emphasising location and ultimately how to write about the grizzly side of crime with a much more friendlier, comforting face.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, award-winning journalist, podcaster and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste — with everything in between. Jonathan also regularly contributes to book events and festivals, with appearances on the Blood Brothers podcast and the Bloody Scotland Book Club. His first mystery novel - HellCorp - was released in 2018 and sees The Devil long for a vacation, only to be challenged by God to solve the murder of a man who took 40 years to die. His most recent novel - The Bingo Hall Detectives (2022) - is a cosy crime book set in the Lake District, UK.