Writing Mysteries and Thrillers
Monday, September 20, 2021
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM


Writing Mysteries and Thrillers

Format: Online with real-time learning
Sep 20, 2021 to Oct 29, 2021
This course is eligible for the 15% Alumni discount.

Whether a cozy mystery with an amateur sleuth, a psychological suspense story with a serial killer, or a high-tech cat and mouse thriller with a genius FBI Cyber Agent, tension is the secret sauce that keeps readers engaged. Through discussion based on readings, viewings, and writing assignments, we will explore techniques authors use to build tension in the gripping, blood-chilling, page-turning genres of Mysteries and Thrillers.

  • Explore classic and contemporary mysteries and thrillers
  • Approaches to generating and maintaining tension and suspense through a story
  • Evaluate what distinguishes unique sub-genres such as noir and techno-thrillers

What to Expect
This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

Please direct all inquiries about this course to:
Western Continuing Studies | Email: cstudies@uwo.ca | Phone: 519.661.3658


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