Crime writing workshop on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula

A quick update to spread the word that I’ll be running a full-day workshop on crime fiction writing as part of the Arcadian Workshops program on Monday 24 July 2017 from 10am-4pm at Wallington on Victoria’s beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Here’s the course blurb:

Crime fiction is generally seen to appeal to readers 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 think about the kind of crime fiction you like to read and write, and consider broader questions of crime and justice that underpin the genre. A list of recommended crime fiction reading and resources will be provided.

Arcadian Workshops provide, as the website says, ‘beautiful spaces for creative minds’ and it doesn’t get much more beautiful than Quambaloo in Wallington, roughly half-way between Geelong and Queenscliff.

To book, click here. And feel free to share the information with anyone you know who might be interested.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, I’m still on the home stretch of my PhD. The workshop is scheduled for after my pre-submission seminar on 18 July. Wish me luck!



About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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3 Responses to Crime writing workshop on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    I’m sure it’ll be fascinating, Angela! Your participants will be very lucky…


  2. Good luck for you pre-submission seminar Angela> Enjoy your workshop I.m sure all the participants will love it and get a lot out of it, Louise

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