Mariane Mitchell

Suspense and the Supernatural


Bouchercon 1997 ~ Monterey, California

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(Class for Novice. 60 minutes) Discussion of the gray area between suspense and the supernatural, and ways in which mystery and suspense writers can introduce supernatural elements into their fiction. Specific Details: Part One: Handouts and discussion of works of mystery & suspense that contain supernatural elements or subplots. Part Two: The application of these elements in the writers? own stories and the creation of an outline for a novel. Benefits to participants: The novice writer will get a valuable overview of what has been done in the past, and how to use this in his/her work. Presenter?s Publications: Mary Ann Mitchell: Drawn to the Grave; Short Stories: The Last Lover; Blameless; Howie Has Crabs; The Escort Service; The Hyacinth Girl, etc. Rena Leith: books, articles and short stories: Loaded Dice.