How to Craft Your Mystery Short Story with Steve Shrott

Genre How to Craft Your Mystery Short Story with Steve Shrott

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Business, Indie Publishing, Genre, Series, Shorts/Novella, Worldbuilding, Writer's Life
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Learn the three parts of a mystery and where to include what and when. Steve will show you how to outline and use free writing techniques to craft a winning mystery short.
  • What makes a good mystery, and how to be an idea machine.
  • How to craft openings that hook your reader, and twist endings that shock them at the end.
  • Writing intriguing detectives, criminals and other villains/heroes.
  • Using ‘jumps’ to keep readers turning pages.
  • Secrets of creating clues and red hearings.
  • Using templates to help us create plots.
  • Giving your story ‘touches’ that help it sell.
  • Learning from top mystery writers.
  • The rules of submitting short stories.
  • Where to send your stories.
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Start date
Apr 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM
End date
Apr 21, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Apr 10, 2019 at 1:00 AM
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I just completed Steve Shrott's Mystery Short Story course and found it to be highly instructive and fun. Steve provided structured lectures with great examples to make it accessible to an inexperienced short story writer like myself. The homework assignments after each lesson where perfect practice opportunities. Best of all was Steve's responsiveness and constructive feedback to each homework assignment. Don't hesitate if you are thinking about taking this class or working with this instructor. You'll be happy you did.
Thiis course and instructor were amazing. I've had numerous short story, flash fiction, mystery classes but Steve's notes synthesized all the factoids together into usable, practical information. His feedback on writing assignments was invaluable and extremely useful to further improve my future writing as well. Don't miss the chance to take this class. I'm very glad I did.