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The Structure of a Mystery: Upping the Stakes in Any Novel with Edwin Hill

July 11 at6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author Edwin Hill will host a hands-on writing workshop at Robbins Library where participants can investigate the structure of a mystery novel. Using the three-act structure as a model, Edwin will carefully examine elements such as the inciting incident, the midpoint, and the climax, while paying close attention to the elements that make for a successful first act, including scene development. The last section of the course will shift over to character development, focusing on using motivation to create compelling characters.

While this workshop is intended for crime fiction writers, fiction writers of other genres may find it useful and are welcome to attend. Edwin encourages participants to bring a notepad, a pack of index cards, and a pen.

No sign-up required. This event will be recorded and posted online.


July 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Robbins Library Community Room
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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