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New for 2017 Master the Mystery Novel! with USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti

Learn how to craft one of the publishing industry's hottest genres!

  1. Traci Andrighetti
    New this year at SavvyAuthors!:
    • New!!
    Level:
    Mixed
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $300 & Basic Members $400

    Please email US for payment plan options.
    Category:
    • Mentoring
    • Characters
    • Description/Setting
    • Dialog
    • Structure
    • Genre
    • GMC
    • Plotting
    • POV
    • Voice
    • Worldbuilding
    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.

    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. ***
    Syllabus:
    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!

Recent Reviews

  1. Vicky McHenry
    Vicky McHenry
    5/5,
    This was by far and away the most productive -- and FUN -- writing course I've ever taken! Traci is the perfect mentor -- inspiring, encouraging, funny and so talented! I came to this course with nothing but an idea, and left with a detailed chapter outline for the whole novel. I can't recommend it enough!
  2. Linda Fletcher
    Linda Fletcher
    5/5,
    This was SUCH a great class. Traci is a fantastic instructor, who is wonderful about answering every last question and passing on information in her lectures and answers that actually work to make your writing better. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend one of her classes, workshops, or mentorship programs to anyone who wants to write a better mystery.
  3. Robin Facer
    Robin Facer
    5/5,
    Great class for motivation as well as instruction. I'd recommend the class heartily to anyone looking for inspiration, accountability, and practical tips for writing a mystery novel.
  4. Lisbeth Mizula
    Lisbeth Mizula
    5/5,
    I've taken multiple writing classes over the years, but Traci's mentor class took me further in the mental approach towards writing and editing than I've ever been. I'm writing instead of just wishing I was writing.

    And I just bought my Christmas gift for myself : 'Edit Your Mystery Novel! with Traci Andrighetti'!