Now's The Time To Write The Crime

How To Crack The Code To Writing Intriguing Tales of Mysteries & Suspense.

Alex Simmons here.

First, thank you so much for signing up for this amazing and fun -filled course.

I've planned an eye-opening 3 days case of crimes, characters, and clues! Stay with us all the way and it'll climax in you being able to write a mystery thriller like never before!

So, now that you're in with us, here's the layout:

The Live Bootcamp runs August 19th - 23rd.

Pre- Party. Aug. 19th, 12 P.M. - 1:30 PM

Stop by and get the low down on what to expect, and meet the rest of the crew.

Day 1: Aug. 20th,
12 P.M. - 1:30 PM

The Hide Outs and the Criminal Mastermind.

Where do you go to do your work? What tools do you need, and what’s the proper mindset?

We’ll look at some noted mystery authors and how their heads work. Then we’ll examine yours.

Sit Down, Set Up and Stake Out

We'll get you in the right mindset with a dive into the truly structure of a mystery story. Can't put one together if you don't know the parts. And I know one that folks seem to overlook a lot.

Just The Fact Ma’aM

We'll also examine some of the most popular type of crime; who does what to whom a why. Next, working in small groups, we'll take a few wild shots at working out a few criminal acts. Then, like a good investigator, I’ll help you get a clue at why they may or may not work.

By end of this session you'll have a much better idea of what needs to be considered when plotting a mystery.

Day 2: Aug. 21
12 PM - 1:30

Who’s Heist Is It Anyway?

A crook can't steal what isn't there. A detective can't find what never been. Which is why in the first half of this session we'll uncover the all the key pieces that make writing a mystery a 1000% easier. You could say we'll be Picking, Plotting and Planning the crime

Best Caper Crook-Off

Then to stretch your skills, you'll break into teams and plot a fictional crime. May the best crew win.

Under The Hot Lights

Finally, we'll examine your results and several of you will put your problems on the table for interrogation, Uh ... I mean discussion.

*Q&A Time is available. But not mandatory.

Day 3: Aug. 22,
12 PM - 1:30 PM

Thugs, Crews, and Pros.

We tackle the final key component ... The characters. Choosing your cast to fit the crime is key to a success or fiasco. We’ll look at who, why and how in some fictional cases. Then tackle yours.

P.I.s, Snoops, and the Ones With The Badge

Based on your fictional plots, we’ll look at the proper sleuths and how they might solve a crime. Remember every character has their traits, and every sleuth has their quirks.

*Q&A Time is available. But not mandatory.

*Along with Cheat Sheets, Check Lists, Blueprints and a few other resources, you'll be all set for the job.

12 PM - 1:30 PM

Case and Code Cracked

We'll spend some quality time review all that you learned and take a peak at and how much farther it can take you.

Edie's Edge

You also get to tap into the knowledge of my VIP guest editor and agent.

You'll be receiving Update and Reminder emails all through the event. So don't worry about missing anything.

Oh, yeah ... I'm working on getting having another bonus together for everyone who makes it through all 5 days/. But I'll keep that one under wraps for now.

So, see you on the inside ... sort of.


Your Instructor

Alex Simmons
Alex Simmons

Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer of plays, books, and comics; as well as a teaching artist, guest speaker and creative consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack, and he’s developed concepts and scripts for several animation projects. As a teaching artist Simmons has developed and taught master classes and workshops for students and educators in the US, West Indies, Africa, and Europe. He’s served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, and three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He continues to develop, and advocate for, comics and creative arts program for young people around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

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