Buzzelli teaches mystery writing at Glen Arbor Arts Center

From staff reports

Northern Michigan author Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli sheds some light on the illusive art of writing whodunnits in the two-weekend workshopFinding Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel,” April 20, 21, 27, and 28 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

Students will bring a novel in progress or a solid idea for a mystery novel to the first class. Buzzelli will detail the novel’s structure: plot, characterization, red herrings, forensics, and ending. The ins and outs of publishing will also be discussed. Students will be writing during and between classes, and sharing their work in class. The objective is for students to help each other progress with their stories. Buzzelli is a mystery writer, journalist, short story and essay writer, teacher and speaker. Her 12th novel, Manners and Murder, will be released Spring 2018. She also has received many awards for her writing and journalism.

The cost of “Finding Dark Places” is $100/GAAC members, and $115/nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit; or call 231-334-6112. This workshop is appropriate for any writer with a basic knowledge of the mystery novel form.