google-site-verification: google56a32c1d7036eca9.html Creative Writing Courses - Crime Fiction Writing Courses

Option 1:
£295.00 per person
Full weekend retreat, including accommodation x 2 nights, breakfast x 2 days, lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 2: £190.00 per person
Full weekend retreat without accommodation, including lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 3: Pay per day,
Day 1 - £90.00 per person;
Days 2 & 3 - £110.00 per person;
To attend the pitching session on Day 3 with Simon Trewin writers must attend the workshops on Day 2.

Optional Extra: (not included in above options)
Editing made Easy: £25 per person

Call 01461 800344 to book your place.
A £100 deposit will be required at the time of booking.

Creative Crime Writing Courses

Crime and Publishment - Creative writing courses are designed for budding crime fiction authors of all levels.

Not only will delegates be taught some of the essential writing skills necessary to produce a novel, they will receive tips and advice on editing, goal setting, preparing to pitch their novel to an agent or publisher and they will be given a unique opportunity to have a five minute pitch session to a publisher.

All of the creative writing courses will be led by established authors or industry professionals.

To date six attendees of Crime & Publishment have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

Our programme of crime writing courses for the 10th - 12th of March 2017 includes:

Crime and Publishment, creative writing courses will be held at The Mill Forge Hotel on the outskirts of Gretna Green and will run from the 10th to the 12th of March 2017 Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Creating Likeable Villains and Anti-Heroes: Martina Cole
The queen of crime will demonstrate ways to make your bad guys loved

Using Forensics in Crime Writing: Lin Anderson
Learn the best ways to use forensic detail in your crime stories

Keeping Your Readers Reading: Tom Harper
Former chair of the Crime Writers' Association, Tom Harper will demostrate ways to keep those pages turning by injecting suspense and tension into your writing

Setting Realistic Goals: Michael J. Malone
A short workshop designed to help you assess and achieve your writing goals

1-2-1 Surgeries: Various Speakers
Pick the brains of our speakers on a 1-2-1 basis to solve that thorny problem with plotting, characters or setting

Synopsising your Novel and Preparing your Pitch: Simon Trewin (WME Entertainment)
Learn what publishers and agents are expecting from people who pitch to them. A great story can be ignored because of a poor pitch so we've got an agent to explain exactly what he is looking for

Pitch your Novel: Simon Trewin (WME Entertainment)
A five minute opportunity for you to pitch your novel to a agent.

Optional Extra
Editing made Easy: Morgen Bailey
Learn ways to make the editing process less tortuous from a professional editor.
N.B. This workshop is not included in the overall price and will be charged at £25 per person.