News: June, 2012

My Spring U of T Classes

Jun 07, 2012

I design and teach mystery and suspense workshops at University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Here’s what’s happening this spring:

Online: April 8 - :June 14, 2013 (SCS 2698-003). This ten week course covers every aspect of writing a crime novel: the hero, his or her journey, obstacles, antagonists, time, setting, character and dialogue, the writing process and more. Whether you are writing a traditional mystery, hard-boiled noir, a thriller, or other genre, this course will help you bring your work closer to the standard that agents and publishers look for. Weekly topics will be posted on a forum where students can discuss and share ideas. Submissions will be critiqued by students and me, giving you the feedback you need to revise and develop your manuscript. You’d also be expected to read a crime novel each week and report in. Details here.

Tuesdays, 12:30-3:00 p.m, April 9-May 28, 2013 (SCS 1714-013). The in-class version of the online course runs eight weeks, and covers the same ground as the on-line version. Details here.