3 Sessions via Zoom
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Wednesday - Friday 2:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST January 27 to January 29, 2021
This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Thierry Kehou at email@example.com.
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
This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first session.
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.
By Jonathan Santlofer
The Death Artist
By Jonathan Santlofer
Published by HarperTorch
A killer is preying on New York’s art community, creating gruesome depictions of famous paintings, using human flesh and blood as his media. Terror stalks this world of genius, greed, inspiration, and jealousy—a world Kate McKinnon knows all too well. A former NYPD cop who traded in her badge for a Ph.D in art history, Kate can see the method behind the psychopath’s madness—for the grisly slaughter of a former protégé is drawing her into the predator’s path. And as each new murder exceeds the last in savagery, Kate is trapped in the twisted obsessions of the death artist, who plans to use her body, her blood, and her fear to create the ultimate masterpiece.
About this series
Crime Fiction Academy
The Crime Fiction Academy at the Center for Fiction is back! CFA originated eight years ago in our Manhattan location with author Jonathan Santlofer serving as program director. This relaunch of CFA gives aspiring crime writers at any level the opportunity to learn about the history of the genre as they work on their stories under the guidance of bestselling authors.
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