Class: David Corbett - Plotting Your Mystery (Corte Madera)

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

4 Sundays: Oct. 2 - 23 • 6:00 - 7:30 pm • $165

Of the three subgenres in the Mystery-Crime field, the most cerebral— and thus the most dependent on the cause-and-effect development of plot—is the detective/mystery subgenre. Corbett guides students through the various elements: the unique detective (and his/her will to justice), the “informative” victim, the unexpected killer, and the puzzling murder. The class will also explore the unique requirements of various sub-subgenres—e.g., hard-boiled, cozy, amateur sleuth—and hybrids such as medical thriller, legal thriller, etc., with special attention to the specific demands of mystery stories students themselves hope to write.

David Corbett is the award-winning author of The Art of Character and five novels, including The Mercy of the Night and Blood of Paradise. He co-chairs the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925