How to Write Crime

Marele Day

Saturday 2 March, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $195
Member: $135
Conc Member: $120

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This one-day workshop with award-winning crime writer Marele Day addresses the who, what, when, where and why of crime writing, be it a private eye novel, police procedural, or psychological thriller. Explore the dark side and find out how to transform the seed of an idea into a compelling narrative that keeps the reader hooked.

Through a combination of discussion and practical exercises we will cover everything you need to know to kickstart your crime story.

Crime writing course outline:

  • The rules of crime writing
  • The writer as detective: doing the research
  • Creating complex characters: flawed heroes and intriguing villains
  • Crime scene: the importance of location and sense of place
  • Crafting the story: the driving force of plot and structure
  • Suspenseful writing: planting clues, withholding and revealing

Participant Requirements

Pen and paper or preferred device for writing. Please ensure your device is charged.

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