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 Karen Sullivan writers must attend the workshops on Day 2.

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 9th - 11th of March 2018 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 9th to the 11th of March 2018

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment

Genre Expectations: Russel D. McLean
Author and aficionado of all things crime fiction, Russel D. McLean will highlight reader expectations for the various sub-genres of crime fiction

Getting to the Heart of the Story: Craig Robertson
Bestselling author and former journalist Craig Robertson will show techniques to help you with your research

Knowing your Characters: Michael J. Malone
Award-winning poet and author, Michael J. Malone will discuss various character tropes and stereotypes along with readers' expectations of them

Social media for Authors: Paul Teague & Graham Smith
A short workshop designed to help you get noticed on social media and attract readers

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: Karen Sullivan (Orenda Books)
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 a publisher to explain exactly what she is looking for

Pitch your Novel: Karen Sullivan (Orenda Books)
A five minute opportunity for you to pitch your novel directly to a publisher