Mystery Writing Intensive 2020 with Aaron Stander

Start Date:
Monday, June 22, 2020
End Date:
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Mallory-Towsley Center, Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
United States

Do you have an idea for a great mystery? Would you like to write a crime novel, but don’t know where to begin? Do you need some time to work through your ideas and some help in understanding the basics of police procedures and story structure to make your story believable? Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive workshop that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing. Explore the building blocks of this art form including openings and endings, scene development, point of view, narrative voice, the art of detection, and police procedures. Along the way, you will have many opportunities to write and share new sketches that could become a part of your first book. In the evenings, there will be opportunities for readings, tutorials, extended workshops, and other non-felonious activities. Participants need to bring their own laptops and be willing to share their work with other group members. While the focus will be on developing new material, there may be time to examine prior manuscripts. This workshop is a fantastic exploration into the mystery and crime writing genre and participants should be prepared for an intensive and exciting experience. Aaron Stander is an experienced educator and a crime novelist. He has produced ten crime novels, taught courses and workshops on writing and crime fiction, and reviewed dozens of mysteries for online publications.