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,, and email 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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