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Crime Writing: How to Write Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Fiction (in-person class)

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Instructor: Adam Meyer
Mondays, 4/1/24 – 5/20/24 | 6:30–8:30 PM
$170 Members | $185 Nonmembers

If you’ve ever dreamed of a life of crime–at least on the page!–then this class is for you.  Whether you are writing a traditional, Agatha Christie style mystery or a thriller in the Jack Reacher mode, you will learn all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to write compelling, page-turning crime fiction.  Students will also bring in pages to be read and critiqued by the class.  We’ll look at how to create opening scenes that hook the reader … turning up the heat on your characters … how to plant clues … and lots more, including what to do with your manuscript when it’s finished.

Adam Meyer is a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.  He is the author of the YA suspense novel The Last Domino, and recently finished a new thriller, Missing Rachel. His short fiction has been selected for Year’s Best Mystery and Suspense Stories 2023, nominated for the Derringer and Shamus Awards, and appeared in more than two dozen anthologies including Crime TravelMickey Finn 3 and Groovy Gumshoes. He’s also written TV movies for Lifetime including My Life As a Dead Girl and Kidnapped By A Classmate, plus series for Lifetime, Discovery, National Geographic, and various streaming services.

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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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