How to Create Captivating Crime Fiction Stories

 Beginner's Guide to Writing Mystery Fiction

Tutor: Ms. Debbi Mack
New York Times Bestselling Author and Screenwriter
  • Students will need to have a word processing program that's capable of opening Word documents.
  • Students should have an interest in reading and writing mysteries.
  • While it is not essential, having an idea for a possible mystery will help students put the skills they gain into practice.
You will learn the basic principles of good mystery writing. If you've ever wondered how mystery authors keep their readers guessing and thought of writing a story of your own, but didn't know where to start, this is the course for you!

Learn the Basics of Writing a Great Mystery Story
  • Learn great story structure
  • Create compelling characters
  • Write dialogue that sparkles
  • Learn how to plant clues and other elements of the mystery genre in your story
  • Obtain writers' resources that mystery writers find useful

This course is on mystery fiction writing for beginners.
You'll learn this topic in a short series of video lectures, with some explanatory reading. Depending on how often one takes the lessons, the course can be finished within a week or two.
I designed this course for those who love to read mysteries and have considered writing them and are seeking guidance on how to get started. By the time you finish the course, you'll have all the basic knowledge you need to start your own mystery novel or short story.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for beginning writers only. It is not meant for those who've already successfully finished writing a mystery.


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