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Building a Mystery

All Levels. A dark night in an eerie place, a fast-paced, problem-filled book with a devious or humorous narrative voice, a dramatic climax, and a surprise ending. In this collaborative, multigenre workshop taught by celebrated novelist and mystery writer Elizabeth George and award-winning children’s book author Clare Hodgson Meeker, we’ll explore the basic structure, plot, and pacing of a mystery and practice developing character and setting. Participants will generate an outline, a character sketch with possible motives for good and evil actions, and a scene-grabbing setting to take away.

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Instructor: Clare Meeker & Elizabeth George

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 10/08/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Clare Meeker & Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is a New York Times and internationally best-selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. She also authored a young adult series that takes place on Whidbey Island where she lives and a best-selling book on the writing craft, Write Away.

Clare Hodgson Meeker has published 11 books for children including the Smithsonian Notable book Lootas Little Wave-Eater and her new book, Rhino Rescue! which is a Junior Library Guild Selection. She teaches writing at Hugo House and for Writers in the Schools.

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