ABOUT THE CLASS: In Cozy Writing 101, Emily Brightwell will share the method she uses to plot her “Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries” Victorian mystery series. In this class, Emily will cover everything from how to come up with a real killer of an idea to how to get to the solution of the crime. Topics covered will include : coming up with your protagonist, how to find the very best suspects, the kind of setting needed for a cozy, how to plant clues and red herrings and finally, the final resolution. This is the same great class Emily taught here in 2006!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Emily Brightwell is the author of the best-selling Victorian London Murder Mysteries featuring the detective team of Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon. She has written twenty-five novels in this cozy mystery series and is busy working on the next.Born in West Virginia, her family moved to Los Angeles when she was ten. After high school, she attended California State University at Fullerton and earned a Degree in American Studies.In addition to writing the Mrs. Jeffries’ series, she has also written six Young Adult novels for Berkley under her maiden name, Cheryl Lanham. Emily and her family live in Southern California.
Coming in August – Using Body Language and Vocal Gestures to Create More Believable Characters with Bill Edmunds We will learn how to better stir the blood of our readers by creating more believable romance characters through descriptions of body language and vocal gestures.