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!