Writing the Comedic Mystery with Beth Daniels

Genre-Mystery-Crime Writing the Comedic Mystery with Beth Daniels

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  1. Characters
  2. Genre
  3. Voice
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Class Length
4 Weeks
There are all types of mystery niches in which to write stories: amateur detective, police procedural, government agency, spies, private detectives, capers, cozies, romantic suspense. Even paranormal mysteries.

Any one of them could be a comedic mystery.

Why? Because comedy is in the characters, in the presentation. In the “voice” of the story.

Are there good and bad comedic elements? Does comedy have to run through the entire story? How does one deal with crime and manage to keep the reader smiling, perhaps laughing out loud, and still present a satisfying story? Particularly if the crime scene is a gruesome one.

Well, that’s what this workshop is determined to lay out for your consideration.

Comedy and mystery have been rubbing shoulders since the Golden Age of Mystery, and likely before it, too. Join me to see what it takes to mix grins, snickers and laughs with murder (and other crimes) most foul.
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Beth Daniels
Start date
Sep 25, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Oct 23, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Sep 28, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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