Pretty much all fiction runs on mystery and suspense, often both. We read stories because we want to know what’s going to happen next. This workshop places a special emphasis on mystery and suspense created by compelling characters involved in believable action. To this end, participants will concentrate on character development, structure, pace, tension, plot, and the other elements of fiction writing that make stories and novels memorable. The basic format of the class will be a workshop in which participants submit and discuss their own writing. The workshop will also include writing exercises, as well as a small amount of outside reading of exemplary mystery and suspense.
LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.