Want to add mystery to your life? Then write one! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti is on the case to help you investigate how whodunits are done.
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In her three-month mentoring course, you will develop your plot and cast of characters, outline your manuscript, and write the first act.
During the inquiry, Traci will teach you her super sleuthing tools and tips to add intrigue and heighten the tension. Once we’ve found the body, Traci will provide you with clues to finish your book, identify a publishing path, and query agents and editors. No red herrings!
*** Mentoring includes LOTS of hands-on attention. ***
- Week 1: Mystery Subcategories, Setting, Premise, and Titles
Assignment: Select your mystery subcategory, identify the setting, write the premise, and brainstorm ten titles
Week 2: The Plot and Subplots
Assignment: Write a one-page synopsis and name your cast of characters
Week 3: Point of View, Narrative Voice, and Characters
Assignment: Select the POV, experiment with your voice, and complete character templates
Week 4: Investigation, Clues, and Red Herrings
Assignment: Identify clues and red herrings and match them to your characters
Week 5: The Three-Act Outline
Assignment: Write a one-paragraph beginning, middle, and ending
Week 6: The First Sentence, Scenes, and Chapters
Assignment: Write a chapter-by-chapter outline
Week 7: Dialogue, Dialogue Tags, and Body Language
Assignment: Write Chapter 1
Week 8: Reflection, Flashback, and Backstory
Assignment: Write Chapter 2
Week 9: Suspense, Action, Climax, and Coda
Assignment: Write Chapter 3
Week 10: Revising and Polishing
Assignment: Revise and polish Chapters 1–3
Week 11: Publishing and Querying
Assignment: Write a query letter OR an item of your choice
Week 12: Scheduling, Networking, and Finishing Your Mystery!
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