Mystery Writing 101

I hate to say it, but mystery writing ain’t rocket surgery.

Yes: To be a novelist takes some talent. And a thick skin. And a metric ton of work.

But for all of that, there are a number of steps that can take out some of the tsuris, the aggravation and annoyance, the worrisome wheel-spinning. These are little tricks, but taken together, they make the mystery-writing process more fun, more efficient, and more likely to lead to those all-important words: THE END.

I’ll be teaching a workshop on “Mystery Writing 101” this fall at the Multnomah Art Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway, in Multnomah Village. The center is part of Portland Parks & Recreation, and I’m grateful for teaming up with them for this event.

The workshops run 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Oct. 13 to 27. Ages are 18 and older. Cost is $48 per person.

Want to know more? Call (503) 823-2787 or head over to the Multnomah Arts Center website.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on August 24, 2012, in Blog and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Linda: I didn’t know until I got there!


  2. you could let us know what room you’ll be in and what to bring.


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