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

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

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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. ***
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!
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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!
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.
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.
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'!