Discover How to Craft a riveting Mystery

The pulse of any story is the plot, and just like a heartbeat, the beats of your story propel the audience forward. Whether you are a planner or a pantser, we will guide you through the basic beats that form the skeleton of every great mystery.

Do you know how to craft an effective hook?
How do you find a way to hide clues along the way without giving too much away?
How should the detective reveal the criminal to the audience and other characters?

Our favorite mystery involve an interesting puzzle to solve, but without a solid plot to support it, even the most interesting crime can become boring. Weaving a compelling, cohesive, and memorable plot is at the center of every writer's journey.

Join our two live 90-minute interactive workshops, designed to empower you with the skills needed to craft exciting mysteries that keep readers turning pages! Then get expert feedback on your own completed plot beat sheet.

For Fiction Writers

Unmasking Mystery: Plotcraft Workshop



-Monday, August 28th @ 7:00 PM EST
– Thursday, August 31st @ 7:00 PM EST.

“Excellent quality, filled with recommendations, advice and content, as promised. There was a LOT more added into it than I was expecting to receive. What an eye opener this was for me!”

–M. R. Hartman, Author

–M. R. Hartman, Author

How the PlotCraft Workshop Works

Step 1
Attend workshop

Join us for a fun, engaging, and insightful workshop and learn the backbone of every great mystery story and how to create successful moments that pull your audience through to the end.

Workshops are held live via Zoom. The link will be emailed to you after purchase, along with additional worksheets to aid you throughout workshop activities.

Attending workshops on:

- Monday, August 28th @ 7:00PM EST
- Thursday, August 31st @ 7:00PM EST

Sessions are also recorded.

Step 2

Put everything you learned in the workshop to the test and develop the main plot of your story! You'll also have access to our Inspiration Studio to help you brainstorm!

Utilize our story beat sheet to guide you through the step-by-step path to crafting a compelling plot.

Then upload your completed beat sheet (up to 2,000 words) using our secure form. One of our expert writing coaches will get to work!

Step 3

Receive professional, written feedback on your plot so you can see what's working and what's not.

Our experts will show you, in detail, how to improve the central conflict of your story and not miss out on opportunities to ratchet up the tension.

Once you finish the Unmasking Mystery: Plotcraft Workshop you will have a clear understanding on how to structure a story that will captivate and draw your readers in.

An easy step-by-step guide to crafting a solid mystery plot.

How to discovery-write a plot and fix it in post---no planning needed!

How to use a beat sheet without feeling at the mercy of form-based storytelling.

How to make a trackable goal for the main character that will keep your audience riveted.

Take a deep dive into all the beats, from Setup, Mystery Revealed, Investigation Begins, to Confrontation with Criminal and everything in between.

How to make crime gets solved in a way that feels earned and not too easy.

For Fiction Writers

Unmasking Mystery: Plotcraft Workshop

-Wednesday, August 9th @ 8:00 PM EST
– Sunday, August 13th @ 8:00 PM EST.



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