Beyond the Whodunnit 2018
Saturday 7 April 2018, 10am-4pm
Crime is at the heart of many great novels regardless of where (or whether) that novel fits within the huge and diverse genre of crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a believable world for your fictional crime to disrupt, how to write characters who go beyond the stereotypes of villain, hero or victim, and how to create and maintain suspense. We’ll also talk about the role of voice in creating atmosphere.
Whether you’re working on a police procedural, a cosy mystery or a novel in any genre with a crime at its centre, the discussions and exercises in this course will help you move your whodunnit to the next level.
Expected Learning Outcomes
1. Discover a range of tools to help create complex characters
2. Learn how writers create and maintain suspense
3. Understand the importance of a well-developed setting
4. Understand the ways in which voice helps create atmosphere
Pen and paper
About the tutor
Emily Maguire is the author of six novels and three non-fiction books, and an experienced teacher and mentor of emerging writers. Her novels have been translated into 12 languages and her articles, essays and reviews have been published widely. Emily was the 2018/2019 Writer-in-Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney and the 2023 […]