Writing a Mystery Novel Class Starts January 16 at the Berkeley Art Works

Classes on writing a mystery novel start January 16 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Writing a Mystery Novel

Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr

The class will cover the development of the mystery novel, including the different types of mysteries (police procedural, cozy, courtroom, etc), rules of the genre, what elements go into writing one, and maintaining the tension and page turning pacing in a successful mystery novel.

Supplies: Laptop recommended, but not required.  Paper for notes. Desire to write a mystery!

Lauren Carr is the best-selling mystery author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries and Lovers in Crime Mysteries. Based on book sales for her mysteries and anthologies, Amazon regularly lists her among their top one-hundred mystery authors in both ebook and print. The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publisher. This year, thirteen titles written by independent authors (not counting Lauren’s own titles) will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services.

Tuition $60 for four weeks.
Pre-register by January 11 to assure your space.

Adding the Thrills and Chills to Your Mystery or Thriller Novel

Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr

Suspense. Without it, there is no reason for your readers to continue reading your book. This class will cover how to insert thrills and create chills in your writing to make your mystery a page-turner.

Supplies: Laptop recommended, but not required.  Paper for notes. Desire to hone the writing skills for Thrills and Chills.

Tuition $60 for four weeks.
Pre-register
by February 15 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

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