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

Craft Master the Mystery Novel! with USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti

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Mentoring, Indie Publishing, Characters, Description/Setting, Editing, Dialogue, Structure, Genre, GMC, Plotting, POV, Series, Voice, Worldbuilding, Writer's Life
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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. ***
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!
Traci Andrighetti
Start date
Feb 4, 2019 at 3:42 PM
End date
Apr 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Registration end date
Feb 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM
5.00 star(s) 13 ratings

Latest reviews

On a whim, I took this class since I never wrote a mystery. Traci Andrighetti being Italian American was the perfect instructor for me, having the same lens on life. I enjoy her books. The lessons were excellent and the live video chats were very helpful. I enjoyed the classmate interactions as well and made new friends. The personalized assistance, analysis of writing assignment craft weaknesses and how to improve them was an invaluable benefit as well as being able to ask and discuss any writing/publishing topic during the video chats. This course and instructor helped me get on my way and on the right path with the work in progress I started in this class and I feel I know the right way to keep going to completion of the novel story arc with all I learned. I cannot praise and thank the instructor enough for all her useful and insightful feedback. I recommend this class and instructor.
If I could give more than five stars for Traci Andrigetti's Master the Mystery Novel class, I would. She's so generous with her comments, information, and ideas, both in the Savvy format and during Google Hangouts, anyone interested in writing a mystery (of any sub-genre) couldn't help but learn from her. I've taken the class twice, finished and published one mystery novel and I'm half-way through the second.