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The Ultimate Mystery Writing Course for Kids

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Own Mystery Adventure

Young Writers Learn:

✅How to craft mystery adventures that keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats!
✅About crimes, crime solvers, suspects, motives, clues, witnesses, alibis, red herrings, and all the other elements that make mysteries so much fun to read and write
✅How to take their ideas through a thoughtful, thorough writing process
✅Valuable writing habits and dispositions, such as perseverance, pride, and paying attention to detail
✅Just how fun and exciting it can be to create your own mystery from scratch!

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for children 8-12 years of age (as well as older students and even adults) who are interested in writing their own mysteries.

Go step-by-step, with Nationally Board Certified elementary school teacher and award-winning author, Steve Reifman, from the beginning of the writing process to the end.

Craft Your Stories to Keep Readers Guessing and On the Edge of Their Seats!

It doesn’t matter you are already a seasoned mystery writer or brand new to the genre. You will go to the next level with this course.

In the easy-to-follow videos and handouts, you'll benefit from Steve's wisdom and examples from his book, Chase Against Time which teaches you about crimes, crime solvers, suspects, motives, clues, witnesses, alibis, red herrings, and all the other elements that make mysteries so much fun to read and write.

What’s Even Better, You can Learn at Your Own Pace.

While the course's twenty-nine videos focus on the same knowledge and skills that you might find in a more traditional 4-6 week writing class, the structure of this course enables you to work on your mysteries anytime, anywhere.

Watch and pause the videos whenever you wish, re-watch videos as necessary, and complete the course as your schedule permits.

Enjoy an Even Higher Purpose in this Course!

* Get the same thrill that Steve felt when he wrote Chase Against Time and its sequels.

* Develop valuable writing habits such as perseverance, pride, and paying attention to detail.

* You'll also develop a passion for reading and writing!

Your Instructor

Steve Reifman
Steve Reifman

Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, best-selling author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. He has written several resource books for educators and parents, including Rock It!, Changing Kids’ Lives One Quote at a Time, and Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8. In addition, Steve has created a series of shorter, e-book resources for educators, including 10 Steps to Empowering Classroom Management, The First 10 Minutes: A Classroom Morning Routine that Reaches and Teaches the Whole Child, The First Month of School: Start Your School Year with 4 Priorities in Mind, 2-Minute Biographies for Kids: Inspirational Success Stories About 19 Famous People and the Importance of Education, Math Problem Solving Menus, Build a Partnership with Parents, 22 Habits That Empower Students, and 15 1/2 Ways to Personalize Learning. He is also the creator of the award-winning Chase Manning Mystery Series for children 8-12 years of age.

For Teaching Tips, articles, and other valuable resources and strategies on teaching the whole child, visit and subscribe at Follow Steve on Twitter (@stevereifman), “Like” his “Teaching the Whole Child” Facebook page, subscribe to his “Teaching Kids” YouTube channel, and visit his TeachersPayTeachers page.

“The Creative Writing Teacher You Wish You Had. The single best mystery writing class I've tried anywhere. Distilled essence of exactly how to write a mystery. Discusses all the elements and then clearly shows you how to put it all together. . GREAT for kids, but adults would learn a lot and possibly help them fill in gaps in their understanding.”

- Kathleen B.

“I think this course is one of the best courses. Even though I'm an adult, I would still recommend this course to anyone. I always enjoy writing mysteries and I feel like this helps me to get started. I have always struggled with writing mysteries as I never really knew where to begin or how to go about my story but this course is helping me so much.”

- Clare K.

“What a wonderful course this is. It takes you from a simple, easy to grasp idea and you build on that idea step-by-step, lecture by lecture. At the end you have learned something that will last your whole life time. Oh, and you have a pretty well-structured story and hopefully a novel to boot. When you are in the safe hands of a real teacher you know it right off. Steve Reifman is a gentle persuader gifted with an ability to make everything as clear as can be. His examples for each lecture are just perfect and help to fix his lecture points in your mind. The lecture handouts are very, very helpful. I would highly recommend this course in Mystery Writing to any kids who even vaguely think they might like to have a shot at writing. I can see parents doing this course with their kids and building a second career as a writer. Just brilliant.”

- Patrick M.

“I really love this! This course has changed the way I think about writing and the way I write.”

- Megan K.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We want you to be happy. We have a 30-day total-satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied just contact us at raisingsmarterchildren (at) and we will be happy to refund your course fee.

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