Mystery - Bury the Lead: Effective Ways to Hide Clues Without Hiding Them with Anna Denisch

Genre-Mystery-Crime Mystery - Bury the Lead: Effective Ways to Hide Clues Without Hiding Them with Anna Denisch

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  1. Characters
  2. Structure
  3. Genre
  4. GMC
  5. Plotting
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Class Length
1 Week
Learn how to create a fictional case that readers won't be able to solve!

Lesson One: Ineffective ways to create mystery
- Learn commonly used methods that help prevent readers from solving a case
- Understand why many readers dislike these methods
- Learn how to catch them in your plotting/writing
Lesson Two: Red herrings
- Understand why red herrings are one of the most effective tools in the mystery-writer’s toolbelt
- Learn effect tips and tricks on utilizing red herrings
- Determine how many and what kind of red herrings to put in your story
Lesson Three: Misdirections
- Learn why misdirection is more effective than misinformation
- Learn how to properly integrate misdirection in your plot
- Learn the different types of misdirection available and when to use each one
Class Format
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Start date
Aug 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Aug 22, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Aug 18, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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Latest reviews

Information was well presented, and the instructor was very kind and helpful. Definitely worth the time and money.
This was a very informative class for the price. The lessons were interesting and gave me a lot of ideas for critiquing my already-written mysteries.
Good information from class, Bury the Lead. The material was presented in a clear, concise manner with good examples.