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"Ever wanted to write a mystery novel? Start here."
- Douglas Dechow
 science librarian
"My only writing experience has been police reports and search warrants, so this was a little scary for me. But I really embraced the assignments and the critiques."
- Cynthia Caterson
 Police Officer
"Very positive introduction to the basics of mystery novel writing."
- Noreen Connell
 retired
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Mystery NYC

Nothing quickens the pulse like a good mystery, which is why millions of readers surrender themselves to the page-turning exploits of their favorite sleuths. Mystery is an expansive genre, welcoming amateur detectives, intellectual puzzle-solvers, policemen, private eyes, lawyers, spies, even average folk caught in a web of suspense. If crime is a central element, consider it a mystery.   
 
To write riveting mysteries, you must merge the skills of a fiction writer with the clever tricks of the mystery trade. Here you will learn about the various types of mysteries and their special requirements, as well as fiction craft and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write short stories or novels, classic puzzlers or crime fiction, we’ll show you how to capture readers.

Notes:

If you are working in the mystery genre, you may take either a Fiction/Novel course or one of our genre courses: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Mystery.
 
If you are working on a YA novel, you may take a Fiction/Novel or “genre” course, or you may take a Children’s Book course, where the full spectrum of children’s books will be covered. 


We're sorry, there are no New York City Mystery Writing classes currently scheduled. To inquire about possible future scheduling of this class, please contact [email protected].


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