Fiction, Novel

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: November 18, 2023
  • End Date: November 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $60.00
  • Member Price: $54.00

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Get Started Writing a Mystery Series

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.