CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: A MYSTERY WRITING WORKSHOP

eric_beetner1Every story needs a great mystery to hook readers in. But to do it right, you’ll need some serious chops. In this five-week class, Author Eric Beetner will show you how to build scintillating suspense and use the techniques of mystery to enhance your novel. Through fun in-class exercises you’ll learn what makes a good mystery. In informative lectures, Eric will help you find the genre that fits your story best,such as hard-boiled, cozy, and police procedurals and help you master mystery tools such as “Chekhov’s Gun,” “The Red Herring,” and “The MacGuffin.” By the end of the class, you’ll have crafted a draft of a page turning act of your novel. You can even bring in up to 1000 words every class for feedback. Trench coat and fedora not included.

 

Instructor: Eric Beetner

Oct. 12, 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16 (5 Sunday mornings)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $395
Location: Writing Pad East (688 S Santa Fe, Apt. 312, Los Angeles, CA 90021)

 

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ERIC BEETNER

Eric Beetner is the author of “The Devil Doesn’t Want Me,” “Dig Two Graves”, “White Hot Pistol,” “The Year I Dies Seven Times,” “Stripper Pole At The End Of The World,” ” Split Decision,” and “A Mouth Full Of Blood.” He has published over 60 short stories online and...Read More »


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Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $10 processing fee. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing marilyn@writingpad.com or calling 323.333.2954.