Short Courses

Creative Writing: Mystery & Suspense Writing

An introductory course to mystery and suspense writing that will span the history of the detective novel – from the golden age of detective fiction to the current trends in Grip Lit. It will cover the general narrative fundamentals of writing fiction as well as consider those requisite for mystery and suspense writing. You will get to learn techniques regarding plot as well as consider character development and style. By the end of the course, you should be confident to generate a main idea for a novel as well as its protagonists.



No. of classes Days Dates Time
8 Every Thu 20 Apr – 8 Jun 2023 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials. 

Who should attend

Art enthusiasts, art and language students, teachers and/or anyone keen on mystery and suspense writing.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.

(after National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy)

Note: NSA fee is inclusive of GST.