Writing A Killer Mystery Novel – A Crash Course

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    Writing A Killer Mystery Novel – A Crash Course

    You know you’re reading a great mystery novel when you’re up at three in the morning, unable to put it down. You get to the final page and smack yourself in the head because the solution is a complete surprise, and yet obvious in retrospect. This workshop is a crash course in writing a mystery novel. Hallie will talk about: a compelling premise; a sleuth with a reason to care; plot structure and major turning points; the supporting cast; and  secrets that propel the story forward. She’ll also talk about the crime fiction spectrum, from mystery to thriller to suspense; and sub-genres like police procedurals, cozies, psychological suspense, domestic noir, and more. Also, what the bestseller lists tell us about the current market.