"Let's Murder Somebody," read the PowerPoint at the front of the room during "Motive, Means, and Opportunity," a mystery writing class led by local writers Shelley Costa and Casey Daniels this month at Cleveland Public Library's Memorial Nottingham branch in North Collinwood. Over the course of three Saturday morning sessions, participants learned how to tell the difference between mystery sub-genres, how to create a compelling sleuth, and how to plot a gripping book. By the end of the course, writers left with ideas for their own mystery novels as well as the first draft of an important scene: the sleuth discovering the first body.
This mystery writing class starts up again for round two beginning Saturday, September 30 where topics will include finding an agent and writing a book pitch. If you're interested in signing up you better move fast, people are dying to get in.
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