Thursday 14 April from 6.00-8.30pm, I’m delighted to be conducting a workshop, ‘Introduction to Crime Writing’, for Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries at their Watsonia branch, 4-6 Ibbottson Street, Watsonia, as part of their Write and Publish Makerspace program.
Here’s the course description:
Crime fiction appeals for its compelling plots, vicarious thrills and flawed characters; and also because, unlike in real life, justice is (usually) served.
Combining input with practical writing exercises, this workshop will introduce you to the elements of a thrilling crime read. You’ll learn how to:
♦ Find ideas for crime stories
♦ Develop convincing characters
♦ Plot and structure your story
♦ Set a cracking pace
You’ll also be encouraged to consider broader questions of crime and justice that underpin crime fiction. A list of recommended crime fiction reading and resources will be provided.
In addition to course handouts, I’m also offering book prizes for the most original responses to the writing exercises.
Places are limited, so please book ahead if you’d like to attend. Details are here.