COFFIN: College OF Felony and INtrigue 2013

The RWA® Mystery/Suspense Chapter, The Kiss of Death (KoD), is very proud to announce our online College of Felony and Intrigue -- affectionaltely known as COFFIN.

The four-week workshops are conducted via EMAIL only, no real-time or live chats. Participants will be subbed to the list for the month of the workshop, then unsubbed when it is over.

Workshops are open to everyone with email capability who wish to participate, not just KOD members. (Although for the low $15 workshop fee for KOD members, it might be worth joining the Chapter!)

To Register for a COFFIN KillerInstincts or Murder One workshop: Please go to

As part of registering you will be given the opportunity to pay using PayPal or check. Receipt of payment guarantees registration.

Classes are $15 for KOD members, $30 for non-members.


Coordinator: Maria Connor


Coordinator: Susann Elliott

JANUARY Death Scene Investigations - Phyllis Middleton

JANUARYCuring the "What Comes After the First 3 Chapters" Blues: Dealing with the Middle of Your Story - Beth Daniels

FEBRUARYThe Insider Aviation Gouge for Writers - Nancy Parnell and Wendy 'Piper' Rome

FEBRUARYShow Up Naked: Journey Through the Male Mind - Chris Redding

MARCH Thrills & Chills: Writing Romantic Suspense and Thrillers -

MARCH Business on a Shoestring - Pepper O'Neal

APRILWhat do You Do When A Horse Shows Up? - Kathy Bremner

APRILEditing: Stealing the Vicar's Tea - Robin Weaver

MAY Emergency Preparedness - Kathy Bremner

MAY Q is for Query, A is for AAACK! - Laurie Schnebly Campbell

JUNESelf Defense for Writers - Mark Pfeiffer and Wendy 'Piper' Rome

JUNEStory Structures: One Shape Doesn’t Fit All - Kate Freiman

JULY Behind Bars: A Look Inside a Federal Penitentiary - Nancy J. Farrier and Gerry Legg Jr.

JULY The Flip Side of the Same Coin: Heroes and Villains - Rebecca Zanetti

AUGUSTStarting Killer Conflict from Within - Laurie Schnebly Campbell

AUGUSTThe 7 Secrets of the Prolific: How to Become the Productive Writer You Always Dreamed of Being - HillaryRettig

SEPTEMBERBefore Bond and Clouseau - Beth Daniels

SEPTEMBERDirty Little Secrets of Character Development - Keena Kincaid


OCTOBERRaiding the Poet's Toolbox to Enrich Your Writing - MM Pollard

NOVEMBER Psychology for Creating Characters - Laurie Schnebly Campbell

NOVEMBER Killer Openings - Alexa Bourne



Classes are $15 for KOD members, $30 for non-members. To register and pay for a class go to