Course Description

Mystery Writing | Use vivid examples from today's best-selling mystery novels to learn the techniques you need to become a successful author. Develop original story and then brainstorm with the instructor and fellow students. $113 includes $75 fee. Note: Online course. Offered in partnership with ed2go.

Learner Outcomes

Identify and discuss the four dramatic elements at the heart of every mystery: passion, theme, character and premise; Discuss the way to construct a story outline with a backstory, crisis, struggle, climax and catharsis; Discuss point-of-view and how it affects every aspect of the story, from theme, to pacing and to suspense; Create the protagonist, antagonist and other characters and invent their flaws; Discuss methods to incorporate suspense, misdirection and deductive reasoning in finishing structuring the mystery.
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