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Get Started Writing a Mystery Series

with Bharti Kirchner

Genres: Fiction, Novel


Introductory, Intermediate

1 Session

Start Date: November 18, 2023
End Date: November 18, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $54.00
General Price: $60.00

You have an idea or two about writing a mystery novel but are either trying to figure out how to get started or are feeling stuck halfway through. In this class, we will explain some basics about a mystery novel: How is it different from writing other types of novels? Why is it important to hook the reader in the beginning? How do you create the right atmosphere? How do you prepare for a series? In-class exercises will clarify the concepts.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Bharti Kirchner

Bharti Kirchner


Award-winning Bharti Kirchner has published nine critically acclaimed novels (historical, literary, and mystery), four nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles and short stories. Most recent novel: Murder at Jaipur: A Maya Mallick Mystery (Book 3) has been published in 2023. 

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

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