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A Quick Killing: Writing the Mystery Short Story

Short stories are the best way to launch your writing career, and contests (such as Capital Crime Writers' Audrey, and Ottawa Public Library's 50+ Short Story Contest) are a great way to enter the field. Join us as Melanie Fogel presents an overview of the fundamentals of mystery (and otherwise) short story writing. You too can join the ranks of Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Mary Jane Maffini, and Minette Walters! Presented in partnership with Capital Crime Writers.
Melanie Fogel is the editor of Triptych Tales, and the former editor of Storyteller, Canada’s Short Story Magazine.
She has given lectures and workshops at the Bloody Words and Surrey Writers conferences, taught creative writing for the Ottawa-Carleton School Board’s Continuing Education program, and served as a judge for the Audrey and Arthur Ellis prizes. An Arthur Ellis-nominated writer, her work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of The Storyteller Fiction Writer’s Workbook.



Age group

Adults 50-plus