Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mystery writing workshop shows “How to Write Killer Fiction”




Have you always wanted to write a mystery, but didn’t know how to get started? Award-winning mystery novelist Parker Francis (aka Vic DiGenti) will show you how in his three-hour workshop, “How to Write Killer Fiction,” Saturday, July 12 at Writer’s Atelier in Winter Park.

The workshop combines hands-on writing exercises with easy-to-follow lessons needed to turn your idea into a compelling mystery. Among other things, Francis discusses the following:

·        The key elements of a mystery
·        How to create memorable characters
·        How to craft a plot that twists and turns
·        How to create a crime scenario
·        How to add tension and suspense to your scenes

The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and registration cost is $45. Visit the Writer’s Atelier website for more information, http://writersatelier.com, and email racquel@racquelhenry.com to register.

Francis is the author of the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, which include the 2009 RPLA Book of Matanzas Bay, and Bring Down the Furies, the 2013 Mystery/Suspense Award winner in the Florida Authors & Publishers Association’s President’s Awards Competition. He’s also published the novella, Blue Crabs at Midnight, and a collection of short stories. Writing as Victor DiGenti, he previously published the award-winning Windrusher trilogy of adventure/fantasy novels.


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