Tariffs
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.

Tariffs
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 Stan, 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.

Crime Fiction Writing Courses - Programme

Our programme of crime fiction writing courses and workshops is designed to give attendees practical advice and useful tips to improve their skill set.

Each tutor will provide exercises and handouts for attendees to take away.

The weekend is designed to not just provide writing skills, but also opportunities for networking and socialising with other writers.

Writers of all levels are welcome to attend the various courses and enjoy the hospitality of The Mill Forge.

Friday 8th March
10.00-10.15am
Induction and introductions

10.15am - 12.45pm
Group A - Getting your Fights Right: Zoe Sharp
Author and self-defence expert Zoe Sharp will demonstrate techniques for fight situations and explain how to write realistic fight scenes involving both sexes

Group B - Breaking Bones for Fun: Caro Ramsay
Osteopath and author Caro Ramsay will discuss the various injuries which occur during fight scenes and share the gory details which will add a gritty realism to the injuries sustained by your characters and victims

Lunch

1.30-2.45pm
Crime Writing 101 - Graham Smith
Your host, Graham Smith, will demonstrate a few techniques and give practical tips on ways to make sure that you can approach that all-important person with confidence

3.00-5.30pm
Group A - Breaking Bones for Fun: Caro Ramsay
Group B - Getting your Fights Right: Zoe Sharp

Saturday 9th March
10.00am - 12.30pm
Group A - Creating an Everyman for Everyone: Doug Johnstone
Acclaimed author Doug Johnstone will share tips and tricks to give you an insight into how he creates his electrifying everyman thrillers 

Group B - Synopsising your Novel and Preparing your Pitch - Stan
Who better than a literary agent to teach you how to pitch your novel? Stan a founding member of The North Literary Agency will teach attendees the best way to pitch their novels to agents and publishers in a way that will grab their attention with a professional pitch and well written synopsis

Lunch

1.15-1.45pm

The Road to Publication - Graham Smith & Guest Speakers
Host Graham Smith will discuss the various routes to achieving publication and will invite guest speakers to share their journey to publication

1.45 - 4.15pm
Group A - Synopsising your Novel and Preparing your Pitch - Stan
Group B - Creating an Everyman for Everyone: Doug Johnstone

4.30 - 5.30pm
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 with advice and insight from an experienced professional

Sunday 10th March
10.00am
Pitch session - Stan
Stan who is a co-founder of The North Literary Agency will be hearing pitches from all attendees. Wow him with a well delivered pitch about your unique novel and you could be on the way to literary stardom

 

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