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Crime Fiction Academy

Plotting the Perfect Crime (Story) with Jonathan Santlofer (Sold Out)


3 Sessions via Zoom

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Wednesday - Friday 2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT January 27 to January 29, 2021

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Thierry Kehou at

Using a modified version of The Center for Fiction’s highly successful Crime Fiction Academy, I will bring students through a variety of writing exercises that strengthens their voice and uses all of their senses to create plot and character. They will learn how to generate an “engine” that drives their crime story so that every chapter moves the narrative forward, along with how to vary their writing through a balance of exposition, action and dialogue. Ultimately students learn not only how to structure and write a crime novel or story but take away the invaluable tool of self-editing so that their writing is as good and polished as possible.

Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Capacity: 20

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first session.


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    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer

    Jonathan Santlofer is author of the bestselling novel The Death Artist, Nero-award winning Anatomy of Fear along with 5 other novels. His memoir The Widower’s Notebook was a New York Times notable book and appeared on more than a dozen “Best Books” of 2018. He is the creator/editor of more than 8 anthologies including The Dark End of the Street and the New York Times Notable book, It Occurs to Me that I Am America. His short fiction has appeared in every crime writing magazine and is included in many anthologies. His latest novel The Last Mona Lisa will be published in August 2021.