Workshop: The How-To and Who-Dunnit of Crime Fiction

Sat, Mar 4, 2017 - 10:00 am
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Award-winning crime and mystery writer Beth Terrell Hicks will lead a Knoxville Writers’ Guild-sponsored workshop on the how-to of who-done it of crime fiction! Learn to combine authenticity with finely crafted, character-driven fiction. The workshop will take place from 10:00 - 12:00 on Saturday, March 4.


The public is invited to the workshop, which will be in the Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Avenue, where you will find a large, free parking lot. The cost to attend is $50, with a 40% discount offered to Knoxville Writers' Guild Members and a 50% discount to students. Scholarships are available for all Knoxville Writers' Guild programs. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online:


This workshop is key for anyone with an interest in writing a mystery, thriller, novel or short stories in which crime figures in the plot. The workshop provides an overview of the steps to creating authentic, character-driven crime fiction. Combining lecture, Q&A, and individual exercises, the workshop will cover theme; character development; the anatomy of a crime; suspects, allies and antagonists; clues and red herrings; research; plot creation; and pacing. 

Beth Terrrell-Hicks, writing as Jaden Terrell, created the Jared McKean series, and is the executive director of the Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Conference. Beth is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. She is a sought-after editor, writing coach and conference speaker.
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