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Mystery Writing (Ongoing Spring Term Class)
March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019
One event on May 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Instructor: Meredith Cole
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Tuesdays, 3/26/19 – 5/14/19 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
What makes a book a page-turner? And how do you keep suspense building and propel your story to an exciting climax? In this class, we’ll explore different mystery genres, from traditional to cozy to thriller, and work on crafting a story that both entertains and satisfies your readers. You’ll learn how to construct a plot, plant clues, and develop fascinating characters. Through in-class writing exercises and in-depth critique sessions, students will hone their craft, either revising the first draft or creating a new story.
Meredith Cole is the author of two mystery novels. The first, Posed for Murder, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. She is also featured in the books Making Story: Twenty-One Writers and How They Plot and Writes of Passage and has a short story in the anthology Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea. A former filmmaker and screenwriter with an MA in film and video production from The American University, she has taught film directing at the School of Visual Arts and writing at the University of Virginia.