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 SubplotsAssignment: Write a one-page synopsis and name your cast of characters
Week 3: Point of View, Narrative Voice, and CharactersAssignment: Select the POV, experiment with your voice, and complete character templates
Week 4: Investigation, Clues, and Red HerringsAssignment: Identify clues and red herrings and match them to your characters
Week 5: The Three-Act OutlineAssignment: Write a one-paragraph beginning, middle, and ending
Week 6: The First Sentence, Scenes, and ChaptersAssignment: Write a chapter-by-chapter outline
Week 7: Dialogue, Dialogue Tags, and Body LanguageAssignment: Write Chapter 1
Week 8: Reflection, Flashback, and BackstoryAssignment: Write Chapter 2
Week 9: Suspense, Action, Climax, and CodaAssignment: Write Chapter 3
Week 10: Revising and PolishingAssignment: Revise and polish Chapters 1–3
Week 11: Publishing and QueryingAssignment: Write a query letter OR an item of your choice
Week 12: Scheduling, Networking, and Finishing Your Mystery!
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- Check out the reviews from Traci's fall class:
- Vicky McHenry
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!
Dec 11, 2017
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.
Dec 11, 2017
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.
Dec 10, 2017
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'!
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Mentoring Program Master the Mystery Novel! with USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti
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