The Plot Thickens: Incorporating the Elements of Mystery Into Any Genre With A.C. Fuller


The Plot Thickens: Incorporating the Elements of Mystery Into Any Genre With A.C. Fuller

Led by accomplished author A.C. Fuller, this workshop reveals how to turn any story into an unputdownable page-turner

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 10/21/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sat, 10/21/2023


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Class, No Prerequisite

The Great Room



Using examples from best-selling literary fiction, mysteries, fantasy, and even memoirs, you’ll learn professional techniques for weaving compelling mystery and suspense into your book, regardless of genre.

In the class we will:

  • Discuss how to incorporate the mystery novel structure into non-mystery genres, such as literary fiction, memoir, sci-fi, and fantasy
  • Study the use of the elements of mystery in wildly different award-winning and best-selling books, such as: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" by J.K. Rowling, and "Dreams from My Father" by Barack Obama
  • Learn to ask questions both big and small to keep readers intrigued
  • Talk about how to craft clues, red herrings, plot twists, and cliffhangers for maximum intrigue

"Mystery is a whisper, not a shout." - Kate Atkinson 

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Adam Fuller

Adam is a full-time author with more than 30 published books under two different names — A.C. Fuller and D.D. Black. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and has taught writing and book marketing at conferences and libraries all over the country and internationally. He lives with his wife, son, and three dogs in Kitsap County.

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