How to craft your mystery short story with Steve Shrott

Craft How to craft your mystery short story with Steve Shrott

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Editing, Dialogue, Structure, Genre, Plotting, Shorts/Novella, Voice, 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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Steve Shrott’s short stories have appeared in numerous print publications including Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and Flame Tree Publishing’s hard cover Mystery and Crime compilation. His work has appeared in twelve anthologies—several produced by Sisters in Crime. Steve’s most recent story, The Writer, will appear in their upcoming anthology, entitled, Fish out of Water. He has had two humorous mystery novels published, Audition For Death, and Dead Men Don’t Get Married.
Start date
Apr 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM
End date
May 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Registration end date
Apr 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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I've taken several classes from Savvy Authors over the years and this is the best one -- for several reasons. One, the lessons were not only posted on time, they were very comprehensive, offering lots of tips, information and examples. Two, the homework was demanding, but not unduly so, and best of all, his responses were thorough and meaningful - not a quick off the top of the head response. Third, he was very encouraging to everyone!
Excellent and very complete material. Wonderfully specific feedback on pieces the students wrote. I'd recommend any course given by Steve Shrott. I've taken two of his so far. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was that I thought 2 weeks was not enough time to absorb the material then use it to write stories for the forum. Three weeks would have been ideal though Steve did say we could send him our work after the course was done. Thank you, RJ and Steve.